I Made Jesus a Sandwich

Joe Paola

Literature Evangelist Team Leader
Victoria & Tasmanian Conference

Joe Paola

“I was a criminal and kept hearing the verse in my mind, ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and sup with him, and he with me.’

My gate was blowing in the wind. It was banging. I felt it was supernatural. I opened the gate. I opened my door. I took the verse literally and I asked the Lord in and made Him a sandwich, and He entered.” – Simon

I first met Simon and his wife Andrea at the Frankston Seventh Day Adventist church. I was preaching and after the sermon they shared part of their story. Reading their bible together they discovered the Sabbath truth and walked into our church. Welcomed and accepted they have been coming along every Sabbath for the last 2 months.

Today I went to visit them and what a visit it was! Simon and Andrea love God big time! They are the real thing! Truly converted from their past life, they are genuine, compassionate and kind. They shared how undeserving they are of the grace given to them so freely by God in the gift Jesus, and how each day they want be more and more like Him. Talking to them I felt as if I was truly in the presence of Jesus himself, an experience that can only be felt and very difficult to write.

I am convinced that God will use them in an amazing way to witness to many people in their community and in our church and I am thankful to God that today they both ministered to me personally.

Simon and Andrea loved our Bible Story collection and are looking forward to having me soon deliver them.