Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 25, 2012

With or Without Us

Isaiah 55:10-11 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Many years ago someone gave me a ride to a meeting. After picking me up they went and picked up someone I didn’t know. On the way back after the meeting it was obvious this lady did not know Jesus. She also shared how her husband had glaucoma and could only see very large print. We had just purchased left-over large print New Testaments from a church that used them for a revival. I took one of these, signed “from Jesus with love” in the front cover and left it on their doorstep. I thought nothing more about it and did not see that lady again. Several years later I heard a testimony on our local Christian radio. It was a man who shared how someone had left a large print New Testament on their doorstep and by reading it they both accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and had opened a Christian bookstore. A few weeks later the lady came to my house and said she thought it might be me who left that New Testament at their door. She wanted me to know what happened to it. They gave it to another couple who accepted Jesus and passed it on to 4 other couples who each accepted Jesus. After that they lost track of it. This goes to prove God’s Word does not come back void. He will achieve His purpose with or without us. But, when we allow ourselves to be part of His work we receive a blessing. Our question is will we be part of His work through passing on His Word, either written or oral? The choice is ours.

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