Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Something More To Give~

When evangelist John Wesley (1703–1791) was returning home from a service one night, he was robbed. The thief, however, found his victim to have only a little money and some Christian literature.
As the bandit was leaving, Wesley called out, “Stop! I have something more to give you.” The surprised robber paused. “My friend,” said Wesley, “you may live to regret this sort of life. If you ever do, here’s something to remember: ‘The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin!’” The thief hurried away, and Wesley prayed that his words might bear fruit.
Years later, Wesley was greeting people after a Sunday service when he was approached by a stranger. What a surprise to learn that this visitor, now a believer in Christ and a successful businessman, was the one who had robbed him years before! “I owe it all to you,” said the transformed man. “Oh no, my friend,” Wesley exclaimed, “not to me, but to the precious blood of Christ that cleanses us from all sin!”

Mr Wesley really did have something more to give that night~ the good news of salvation.

 In the past month in coming to the reality of my father's early death I have been processing some things in my mind. Maybe realizing that some of my ideas and priorities need a little changing, My father was not able to take a thing with him that he thought was important. In fact I have his wallet on my dresser with all his important information. Only he doesn't need them anymore.

The only thing that really matters is reaching souls for eternity and giving them the good news that Jesus died to pay their sin debt and that He wants them to spend eternity in Heaven with Him.

1 John 1:9

King James Version (KJV)

 9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

There is a fountain filled with blood

Drawn from Immanuel’s veins;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains. —Cowper



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