My life got changed forever … by a stranger. I had never seen him before. I didn’t know him when I met him on June 7, 1972. As far as I remember, he didn’t give me his name. And when he was gone, I never saw him again. I have no idea who he was.
And yet he totally changed my life, by handing me This Was Your Life! When I read it out loud to him, as he requested, he asked me if I wanted to receive Jesus as my Saviour. I said “Yes,” and I did! He led me using the inside back cover of the tract. When I understood it, I read it in faith, and asked God to save me. And He did, right there and then.
The rest is history. Because of that guy I have this ministry. All the blessings that have come, learning Bible, spreading the gospel and faith in God’s words, are because of him.
That brings up another interesting point. I don’t think he knows who I am, either! He has never contacted me. He has never said, “I was that guy!” I don’t know his story. And he doesn’t know mine. God used a random guy to save my soul!
That’s what it is usually like when we give out Chick tracts. We give them out to all the people we can. Many times, they are “just passing through.” We may never see them again in this life. But the tract stays with them as a tiny missionary, telling the reader about their sin and need for a Saviour, and of God’s gracious gift to us through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
When I get to heaven, I’m going to ask the Lord to tell me who that man was, so I can thank him personally. And maybe the people you’ve reached through “sowing the seed” of Chick tracts will come looking for you, too! And like I am to that man from 1972, they’ll be eternally grateful... to you.
In Christ Jesus, and for His service,