Celebrate with us!
As we look to the ultimate story of hope we have in Jesus this month, we are celebrating the stories of hope we get to see as lives are changed through God’s Word. Won’t you take a moment to be encouraged by this incredible, spine-tingling story we recently received?
“There is a bookcase at a railway station with free literature and I always take a few different Gospels there. As I was re-stocking the Gospels, I heard a voice behind me, “So, you are the one who brings Gospels here?” I turned around and saw a small elderly lady, all dressed in black. When I said yes, she shared that she had been coming there for a month to see me, in order to tell me the most amazing story that was connected to one of those Gospels.
One day she was headed to see a doctor and realized that she had forgotten her Gospels that she had always carried with her. So, she stopped by the railway station bookcase to get one. When she arrived to the hospital, she decided to sit for a bit to read the Word of God. Near where she was sitting sat a sad-looking young girl. The elderly woman got the Gospel out and, without thinking about it, put it on the table right in front of the girl and then sat in her chair.
The girl looked at the Gospel with a huge surprise, screamed and then burst into tears. Then the elderly lady listened to the girl as she shared her story. The girl got pregnant from her boyfriend and decided to abort the child. When her boyfriend found out, he begged her to keep the child and wanted to marry her. The guy’s parents also asked her to keep the child and marry their son. Or, if she didn’t want to marry their son, they asked her to give birth to a child and give him to them. They said they would love and raise the child. But she was adamant and said that it was her body and she could do with it what she wanted.
So, here she was at the hospital. She had done all the necessary tests, paid for everything and was sitting there waiting for her abortion. But at the very last moment she decided to “give God the last chance” and said to Him that if He existed, if He needed her child and if He needed her - that something would happen in those last 10 minutes before the surgery; but it needed to be something clear and specific. A few minutes after the prayer, the red Gospel was put right in front of her and she knew that was her sign.”
I love that God allows us to play a small part in His redemptive work in the lives of others by distributing Gospels of John! Join us in celebrating these shared stories and share yours by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook or Twitter using #PTL4Hope.
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