The speaker we had expected to come for an event this morning contacted us earlier this week to cancel… and so that became another opportunity for me to step up. The theme was evangelism, which isn’t one of my specialist subjects, but, after a chat with the organiser, we hit on the idea of using matchstick testimonies.
The idea is that you give a meaningful summary of how it was you came to be a follower of Jesus and what that has meant for you in the time it takes a match to burn down. It’s certainly a good way to focus the mind. After I’d introduced the topic and done a demo, I thought I’d try to rework mine as a haiku:
In autumn and spring
King Jesus has guided me
Along his straight paths