Although I can not recall his name, I will never forget the story of how a homeless man found a new home built on a rock!
While digging through a trash can hoping to find a snack,he found the bread of life!.
Someone threw truth to the wind,and this man found hope during one of the lowest points in his life.
In the trash that day he found a crumpled piece of paper that explained the gospel,and he gave his heart to Jesus Christ. Jesus welcomed this new man into His kingdom,his dirty deeds and filthy rags.. were washed clean. Romans 10:9-13
I am not ashamed of the gospel but I am not social, tracts make it easier for me to share new hope with a stranger. I offer tracts and nine out of ten times they are rejected, but we never know what will become of one planted seed. Although I do not celebrate Halloween, some Christians do.. slipping a children’s tract in a bag of candy, wouldn’t be a trick.. it would be a treat!
Chaplain John McTernan,was inspired to write a book, it was to be named Jesus Christ Came To Heal The Broken Hearted. Based on Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised”
John wanted to share the healing he had encountered,and his transformation.In prayer the Lord told him not to write a book, but to share the message in a tract. In obedience he wrote the message of hope and healing to those struggling with a broken heart,and who can mend it. This tract has now been translated into several languages, and India can not keep up with printing demands. John’s obedience to God, has led to salvation for countless souls!
When we share the Gospel we can only hope that one will receive it. Jesus said;
“No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day” ~ John 6:44.. so maybe we can give them a little push.
We encounter the lost on a daily basis,their eyes are blind to the truth of who holds the meaning of life.
They visit doctors,fortune tellers,shamans,and Guru’s.. searching for peace within. They take potions to numb the emotions, and still can not find peace. Without Jesus Christ there is only a mirage of peace, or a false sense of pleasure. Jesus offers true peace within,that no man or money can bring. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”. ~ John 14:27
Jesus is the answer to problems, if your heart and mind is closed to the gospel, he can not help you.
When all else has failed to bring you peace, try to put aside your stubborn pride and research this man called Jesus, discover how He has been there to lift so many out of despair. He truly is The Hope Of Glory!
Christ in you The Hope of Glory