When I did the Bible ministry with incarcerated youth, I’d often notice as I was leaving for home, a woman sitting in the waiting room alone. She would be waiting to pick up a son or daughter scheduled to be released. Typically there was nothing to read and she would sit quietly and wait.
I would be friendly and ask, “Are you waiting to pick up someone?”
The typical answer was “Yes.”
“Would you like something to read while you wait?” I’d show her my tracts in both English and Spanish and say, “They’re about Jesus.”
She’d usually pick one or two—no one ever refused!
Recently I had my car serviced and I met a nice man in the waiting room. We chatted for awhile and when my car was ready, I asked him if he’d like something to read while he continued to wait.
“Sure! What do you have?”
I pulled out some tracts.
He glanced at them and said, “Do you love Jesus?”
I smiled, “I do!”
He said, “So do I! I’m a pastor!”
I stayed a little longer and he told me about his church. Then he said something that humbled me: “You’re doing what I, as a pastor, should be doing as well. Thank you for setting an example.”
- This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:3-4
- Some of the most popular tracts I’ve used:
- ONLY ONE LIFE – Lyrics by C.T. Studd; Music by Kathleen
This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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