The other day I was on the train on my way to a leadership development group in the financial district. It's almost an hourlong journey so I was taking that time to pray and prepare for the group. I notice this man with headphones on begin to rap out loud. The train is generally a quiet place so I thought that maybe he was just really into his music and didn't notice that everyone could hear him. He then began to share his testimony in spoken word. It was a beautiful story of redemption and hope, very different from other forms of street preaching that have been more of a "fire and brimstone" type of preaching. I was encouraged by it but no one seemed to pay attention to him, continuingto listen to music or evade eye contact. Maybe they thought he was going to ask for money? Most people who address full train cars do. It made me start to think. His message was clear, full of grace and truth, yet the way he delivered it and his audience made me wonder if it fell on deaf ears. I admire him for taking that step of faith to share his life change story with complete strangers. However in a city like New York, there are so many messages thrust at you throughout the day. How do we share the good news in a way that people hear it? It makes me wonder if the quietness of a personal conversation would stand out more than a shouted message. I believe God uses so many ways to bring people to himself and I pray that someone was drawn closer to Jesus that night on the train through the man's message.