The Man, Wheelchair, Bottle and Bible
I was walking home from work one day when i saw a man in a wheelchair trying to get across the street. I asked him if he needed some help, and he said yes. As i was wheeling him through the crosswalk, i noticed he had been drinking a lot. We started talking, and he broke down crying, revealing his son had passed in a car accident.
At the time, i always kept a small Bible in my backpack, so i shared a couple verses with the gentleman from Revelation 21 verses three and four and John chapter five and verses twenty-eight and twenty-nine about Jehovah’s promise for the dead. We talked a little more, and i asked if i could check in on him after leaving him at his apartment and he agreed.
I stopped by the next day and found him at home, and he told me: “I want to thank you. I was going to kill myself last night, but what you shared with me really helped.”
I was happy that the love and hope that the Lord Jehovah bestows upon us is able to pull us out of our darkest moments. I was happy that i had run into him the way i did and that somehow it was the thing that he needed then and there. I checked in on him many more times to make sure he was still doing okay, but eventually i lost contact with him and i still think about him and pray that he is well.
Andre Gurule, Reno Nevada