(Jésus is a common name of many men in Mexico.)
is a Christian brother in Nogales, Arizona, who has for some years been used of
the Lord in music evangelism. He has gone to churches often, but one day
he was asked to tour an area of Mexico, his mother's home land.
went, and as usual, he took his accordion. Before the meeting in one town,
he went out in the street and began to play the accordion and sing.
The crowd gathered quickly, for
they loved the music. Also, a Roman Catholic priest noticed what was going
on. He got his record player, parked himself about a block away, and began
to play records at high volume to try to draw the Catholics away from Jésus.
Jésus simply raised the volume of the accordion by pumping harder.
The priest turned up
the volume on the record player, and this went back and forth until Jésus
said he was really pumping the bellows hard on the old accordion and singing at
--BLAT--, the priest blew out the speaker on his record player.
promptly folded and went home, and Jésus carried on for the Lord. The
battle for the Gospel is very real, and the musical battle on that street in Mexico
was far more exciting than any Broadway musical. It's about time we played
hard ball. Praise God for Jésus's zeal, but you can do the same great
things if you will get your zeal up in Christ Jesus. Gal. 4:18.
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw, and Hallelujah! Let's get on with it.