I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. – 1 Corinthians 3:6
I’m a huge fan of the PBS series “Poirot,” which ran intermittently over the course of twenty-five years. In the series, David Suchet brought to life Agatha Christie’s super sleuth with the unequaled “little gray cells,” Hercule Poirot.
I’ll finish the final season this week on Amazon Prime and bid a fond farewell to the dapper Belgian; but I do hope to watch more of David Suchet. With that in mind, I checked out his bio on Wikipedia – and I made a wonderful discovery.
Suchet is a fellow believer.
Apparently, he came to Christ after he opened a Bible in his hotel room and read Romans 8.
Suchet’s conversion transformed his life. He hosted documentaries about the lives of Paul and Peter (David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St. Peter is available on Amazon Prime). After portraying Poirot, he fulfilled his dream of making an audio recording of the NIV Bible.
David Suchet’s story reminded me of the importance of sharing the gospel, as well as supporting those whose mission is to print and distribute Bibles and other Christian literature.
It may be outside of your comfort zone – it certainly was out of mine at one point – but don’t be afraid to share a tract and a smile, or give a financial gift to the Gideons.
Though it’s the responsibility of the Holy Spirit to draw others to the Lord, it’s our responsibility to fulfill the Great Commission – whether we plant, water, or harvest, as Paul pointed out in today’s Scripture.
How exciting it will be to see one day how our actions, prayers, and financial support led to the salvation of others who, in turn, led others to Christ!
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? – Romans 10:14