I am a man of habit. If I could eat the same thing every day for the rest of my life, I probably would. In fact, in some ways, I do. Which is why I have become a regular at this one Subway over the past few months.
I travel each week for work, and the company I’m consulting for right now is in the great state of Connecticut. And nearly every night after work, I stop by the local Subway on my way back to the hotel. There seem to be two primary crews I see while I’m there—one is fairly button-downed and business-like, and the other, while still professional, is much more casual in their interactions with customers.
It’s this latter crew I’ve gotten to know a little bit over time. There’s one young man in college and another girl who’s finishing her senior year of high school, and they both seem to have a good time while they’re at work. This Subway is giving away free books as part of a state-wide literacy program—you buy a sandwich and get a book—which works out great because I love books. I think it’s supposed to be a child-literacy program, but many of the books have been there for weeks, so I just keep digging through their box of books each night I go there.
Two weeks ago, I asked this girl if she ever took any of these books. She said, “No way. I hate to read.” As I am a brand-new author, that caught my attention. “What do you mean you hate to read? Books are great. I actually just wrote a book.” “Really?” she asked. “What about?” “Well, it’s a book about my Christian faith. It’s actually pretty fun. If I bring you a copy, will you read it?” “Sure,” she said.
So I’m giving her a book this week. And my hope and prayer is that it will introduce her to a God she may not know.
This post is a request for you to pray for this girl—that God would open her heart to the truth of His gospel and that she would see Jesus as the greatest satisfaction to her every need. Please pray, and share, and tweet, and do anything you can to gather a community of people who will pray her into the Kingdom.
I’ll keep you posted. After all, I have a feeling I’m going to be eating there a lot.