On Tuesday morning I went to see an old lady living some eight miles away. She had called me the night before at 1035 pm! I was in bed when the call came in and though I do have a bedside house phone I ignored the call at such a late hour. My mobile phone gets plugged into its charger during the night and is also at my bedside. No-one calls me on that phone during the evening or night, well not usually. She left a message on my house phone which I listened to the following morning, Tuesday. Evidently she was having problems with a wall light fitting saying that it was hanging off (the wall) and a neighbour had refitted it a couple of times to no avail. A very simple job to repair though when I phoned her in the morning I explained I would be charging my minimum fee. After telling her what that amount would be and asking if she still wished me to do the job she agreed that I could do it. I drove over there and on my arrival she was standing at the door. I found nothing wrong with the security of the light’s fixing to the wall but I checked it anyway. What I did find was a broken lamp in the holder which I removed and replaced with a new one. In view of the fact that I had done very little I told the lady I would only be charging half of the minimum fee. She apologised for having brought me over for such a silly reason but I didn’t mind in the least. She asked if I would like a drink of tea or coffee and she had a kind of hopeful expression on her face as she asked. I could sense that she wanted a little company so I accepted her offer and we each sat down with a cup of coffee. She asked about my reasons for becoming an electrician and where I had worked over the last 53 years. Somehow the conversation turned to Christianity and I asked her if she believed in God and Jesus Christ. She said she believed in God but I could tell that Jesus was not really known to her. She sat there fascinated as I told her about The Gospel and the message of salvation. She produced an old King James Bible from a drawer and gave it to me after I’d asked if she had one. I read several passages from the Old and New Testaments to convey the message and she hung on my every word. Later she told me that I was a good teacher! She also told me I was good company. I encouraged her to pursue the faith and to look for a good church where she would learn more. I prayed for her. Now I am always ready to witness to people and seize any opportunities as and when they arise but it is especially nice when it comes unexpectedly. A drove home a little better off financially but more importantly thankful that I’d had the opportunity to tell someone about Jesus. I stopped off at a filling station to get fuel for my van which uses diesel and a small container of petrol for my lawnmower as I had used the last drop to fill the mower a couple of days ago and would probably need more when I next cut the grass. I did very little else for the rest of the day..