I told him that I am a Christian and know that G-d exists. I shared one of my supernature healing stories with him. He replied that there could be other reasons. He said that some non-believers who had cancer healed by keeping laughing, or going vacations. I told him that they did not know what healed them. If laughing can cure cancer, there shall have no cancer patients dying from cancer any more. If vacations can heal, then no rich people shall die from cancer. The reality is that those are rare cases and have no consistency. But that G-d answers our prayers are constant from ancient time until now. He did not agree.
Then, he shared that when his non-believer dad was dying, the photos on a wall without windows in his grandmother house moved towards one direction unexpectedly. No one knows what happened and no one has moved them back to their original positions. His mom hated his father a lot before his death. I told him that I do not know what happened but it could be a supernatural thing.
He asked many other questions while he was dressing up to leave. I kept him talking and learned that he was a quiet modest person and has a very open heart. I shared with him that the most important thing to a believer is the relationship with G-d. G-d can encounter the believer and that is real. But the person must seek a holy living. When I asked him whether he understands the meaning of H-O-L-Y. He said yes and added that for him to live towards such a life means that there is no happiness. He told me that he is quite happy now. I told him that those happiness are temporal, not lasing. I asked him whether he knows the meaning of his life. He said plainly No. I asked him whether he knows his future. He said No. Then I asked him what if he knows that he will live another 80 years, how does he feel? My question shocked him a little while. He did not give an answer. I went a step further, asked him what if he knew what he shall live for, who he will marry, how many kids he will have, will these things make him very happy? It appeared that he had not dream about them yet. My heart was filled sympathy for him. He invited me to walk with him so we can continue to talk. I walked with him, and asked him what he works. He said that he just graduated with a Bachelor degree of Biology. He was looking for a job. I told him that if he knew a great work is awaiting for him to accomplish, what will he do? He did not answer me. It appears that he could not grasp what I tried to communicate with him. Certainly, he sensed that I was very deeply rooted in a religion of Christianity. I told him that he denies G-d because he has not met him at all. He asked me how he could have met Him. I told him that the first step is by prayers. I told him that if he has never been to shanghai in China, he could not have any real understanding of this metro-city. Same is true, if he has never entered the other spiritual world, he never could truly understand what the spiritual world is. A direct way is to pray and to trust in the Lord. I sensed that persuading him to trust in G-d would be very hard. I shared that how I prayed to the Lord and sometimes the Lord answered my prayer instantly. I prayed that he may remember this prayer and one day he may follow the pattern of my prayer and be close to the Holy Lord. We separated as he wanted to go home.
Derek is a little shorter than me and medium build but very muscular. He has a young and handsome looking. One of the most important things I noticed him is his gentle heart and kind attitude. After we separated, I was sorrowful for him as he said, one day when he find G-d, he will come back to tell me. I long for this day to come.
Dear Derek, if you have happened to read this article, please let me know where I can buy you a cup of coffee. It was not a random meet in the locker room but meant for our future good talks, even in Heaven. May the Lord open your eyes. I pray one day when the Lord sends his servant and voice forth, you will have opportunity to hear and make a right response. I wait for your call or visit. I always be on the city center station on weekends afternoon around 2 - 4 PM. You can find me there and I will give you a warm huge to express how much we miss you. May you have time to seek the Lord.