Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
A brother in Christ asked an excellent question today. I have to share it with
"How come I didn’t know God since I was a teenager? Why did I have to
go through many bad things? I wish I knew God a way long time ago...."
I responded, "If people did not follow through and get the gospel to you,
then you did not get it until someone was faithful. God often sends many
people —but it doesn’t mean they are going to carry the message."
I just posted a video on our YouTube channel about my conversion. It
shows the very location where I was saved on June 7th, 1972. It shows how
a guy that I only saw once in my life decided to walk from the alleyway
into our apartment group and talk to me. He gave me a Chick tract (This
Was Your Life) and stayed with me while I read it. Then he asked if I
wanted to receive Jesus as my Saviour —I did!
Here’s the thing. Nobody in my life got anywhere close to doing what that
man did, despite my going to a Christian church off and on throughout my
life, and to some religious meeting almost every Sunday from birth.
So, what happened with everyone else? Why didn’t anyone else come to
me with the gospel to save my soul?
That’s where saved people like you and I come in.
We have a commission from God to preach, to teach, to spread the gospel.
He never said we are responsible for the response. We are responsible to tell
them and let them decide.
That’s why we have Chick tracts. I love coming to the end of the day and
discovering that I have to re-fill my pockets with tracts. I like realizing that
I’m running out and may have to run and get more from one of my stashes
(in the car, in the house, in the office). That means I’m getting the message
But I’ll never stop being grateful for the day that man responded to God
and reached me.
May we all take these opportunities, whether we see the result, or not. May
your pockets always be running out of Chick tracts – for the right reasons.
In Christ Jesus, and for His service,