The CLC phone rang, and Mary explained that she wanted to order a book from us. She was replacing a book that someone had borrowed from her but hadn’t returned. CLC representative Marcia told her that God has a way of putting books into the hands of people who need them, and although she was out a book, the person who borrowed it may now have a changed life because of it.
“Let me tell you a story about God putting a book into my hands and how it changed me!” Mary replied with excitement.
Several years back, Mary and her husband were putting their dairy farm on the market and had chosen a real estate agent to handle the sale. He was a committed Christian and made it a practice of giving a Bible to all of his clients.
“When he asked me if I was open to receiving one,” Mary continued, “I agreed to it, although I had never had a Bible before.” Mary said that she began to read that Bible, which led her to a relationship with Christ. Three years later her husband, too, was saved!
Mary was choked with emotion as she talked about the Bible that had been placed into her hands and the difference that it made in her life. She said, “You probably hear stories like this all the time; you’ll never know the importance of what you do.”
What a wonderful reminder that you and I can put life into someone’s hands today. As we come into the holiday season, will you consider how you can give a Christian book or Bible to someone in your life? A family member or friend? A business associate or customer? Maybe an international student or someone who is a visitor to our country.
We’d love to take your call and help you change someone’s eternity!
‘Celebrate with me! I’ve found my lost sheep!’
Count on it—there’s more joy in heaven over one sinner’s rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue.
Luke 15: 6-7 The Message