Everything to Lose
We had just finished our presentation in a church in Missouri. As usual, I went back to the sales table. Suddenly, masses of people came over and wanted to buy our albums, tapes and books. One woman, however, just stood quietly by the table looking inquisitively at some of the books. I asked if I could help her with anything, and she said, Yes.” She told me she had enjoyed my story and that it was great that I had found something I could believe in so strongly. I asked her what she thought about the message we were proclaiming, that Jesus is the Messiah. She said that she herself did not believe in it, at least not yet. Yet! There was that word that told me God was already working in her heart. It meant that she was not totally closed to the idea of Jesus being the Jewish Messiah. I knew it was only a matter of time.
I asked her what it would take for her to believe, and what was holding her back. She said she just was not sure. Both of her parents were Jewish, but she was married to a Gentile. They had a child and wanted to find a faith they could both accept and in which they could raise their child. She asked me how I knew that Christianity was the truth. I told her that Jesus had made an incredible difference in my life, that he had turned me around and had given me a new hope in life. I told her about the story of the prophets who predicted that he would come. I pointed out Isaiah 53 and challenged her to read it. Then we talked about sin and how to remove it. We discussed the Old Testament priests and how they atoned for the sins of the people by bringing sacrifices to the altar. I told her that Jesus is our sacrifice now. She believed that humanity was sinful but that we could do good works to be forgiven. I told her that the Scriptures say there must be a blood sacrifice to atone for sins. She seemed open to this thought and wanted to search this out on her own. As we said good-bye, I challenged her to ask God to show her the truth, as I had done when I was searching.
I said, “If Jesus is not the Messiah, you have nothing to lose. But if Jesus is the Messiah.…” She finished the sentence for me. “I would have everything to lose.” I agreed with her. As she left, I felt in my heart that she would eventually accept Yeshua because she was seeking the truth. In Matthew 7:7, Jesus says, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.…”
Robyn Wilk is the leader of the South Florida branch of Jews for Jesus. Robyn is a gifted flute player and loves to use her flute to serve God. Before coming to South Florida, she served on the Liberated Wailing Wall music team, both as a musician and music director, led the San Francisco Branch and the missionary training program in New York. She received her theological training at Fuller and Western Seminaries. Robyn loves speaking with Jewish people about Jesus and would love to speak with you or anyone you know who might be interested in hearing more about having a relationship with God through the Messiah.