Wednesday, May 2, 2012

God’s miraculous way of meeting people


One cold winter day, an English teen age – guy decided to try go out some distance from his home. On his way, he was caught in a howling snowstorm. He noticed the little place called the Artiller Street Primitive Methodist Church. This English boy had not been eager to attend it, because he had heard that the people sang so loud that it caused headaches! With the storm so bad, he felt that he had little choice, so he entered.

After several minutes of waiting, a tall, thin man made an embarrassed announcement: “looks as if our minister was held up by the weather. Reckon you’ll have to put up with me.” This teen age guy listened as this awkward man, unused to preaching, did his best to communicate a Bible truth. He chose as his text the verse: “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth’ (Isaiah 45: 22). The man spoke, “the text says look, now some of ye are looking to yourselves, but its is no use looking there. Ye may say, “wait for the Spirit’s workin’. But I say, “Look unto Christ!” as the preacher continued, he began shouting; “look unto Me!” I’m hangin’ on the cross!” the unlikely preacher looked down at the teen-age guy and said: “young man, look to Jesus Christ! Look! Look!”

These words broke the hearts of teen-ager and he accepted Christ as his savior. Do you know who was that teen-age guy? He was nothing but the great preacher – Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892). No one knows how God works. But He works in His own way and in His own time. His’ works are beyond our imagination. 

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  1. I've heard parts of that story before, emphasizing that Spurgeon was the only person in the audience.

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