Last week Hector was so engaged during our Bible study that he continued to read ahead in the next lesson even after we finished. The next lesson was about Nicodemus & his question to Jesus concerning the meaning of being “born again.” Hector read the scripture from John 3 aloud to us & announced, “Nicodemus was a good man & yet he lacked one thing to go to Heaven. He had not put his trust in Jesus as Savior.”
It was as if a light had come on in Hector’s mind. Since Hector struggles with understanding that salvation is obtain by simply trusting in Christ’s finished work on the cross & not through any good works we do, we went on to explain that believing was not just ANOTHER thing Nicodemus needed to add to his list of good works to be saved, but rather it was the ONLY thing that he needed in order to be saved. At hearing that, Hector slowly nodded in thoughtful agreement.
Keep praying for Hector. It seems he’s close to placing his trust in Christ alone for his salvation. Also pray for his safety. Hector works the night shift at a gas station where he has been held up at gunpoint on three different occasions. The last group of robbers went on to kidnap & kill a man within days of robbing Hector.