A Message From David W. Daniels
Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
The political landscape has changed so much in the last year. Groups that were being shut down at every turn now have a voice. And this time they are not backing down. Then groups that thought their agenda was nailed down, have lost big time in the last election and in the court of public opinion. But they are not backing down, either. Instead, they have changed strategy and become rebellious, rioting, even violent, trying to get their way.
And this has only escalated in the last few months. Even some once-quiet conservatives are resorting to physical force in response to the protestors and rioters. It’s a volatile atmosphere.
But the Lord didn’t say, “Blessed are the warmongers.” Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9). How can we be peacemakers in the midst of such opposition?
Enter God’s little missionaries: gospel tracts. They can disarm the reader through an engaging story. They don’t have to call people names. They can be kind. But they can be very direct and call out sin. And the tracts go home with them in their pockets. Then, when they are possibly not in such an angry mood, at a time and place of their choosing, they can read them.
And Chick tracts get results. We already know they work. But they only work if they are in the hands of the unsaved. And the only way is if they are first in the pockets and purses of the saved, ready to give (or place somewhere) at a moment’s notice.
We have many tracts to choose from, but our newest one, Adopted, is a disarming tract geared to children. It shows two holes being filled in a young girl’s life: the need to be loved, and the need to be forgiven. Most everyone can identify with that.
We do not know how much time we have left. That’s why we need to make the most of each opportunity to spread the gospel of Christ. I can’t wait to start passing out Adopted. I hope you will want to use it, too.
With so many unsaved people around us, we have nothing but opportunities!
In Christ Jesus, and for His service,