God…devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him. 2 Samuel 14:14, NIV
A chaplain once offered a New Testament to a soldier, who said he would smoke the pages. The texture of the pages of some New Testaments is perfect for rolling cigarettes. The chaplain urged the man to read the pages before he lit them up. Two months later, the chaplain learned the soldier had died. In the man’s New Testament, the first pages were missing, but the rest appeared to be well-read. Inside the cover were the words: “Here is a book which I once despised, then read and through it found salvation in Christ.”
There’s only one way to heaven, but the Lord devises many ways of guiding us to that one way. The story of faith is different for each of us. Your story is unlike that of anyone else who has ever lived or who will ever live in the future. It should be recorded somewhere!
God has an individual loving plan for each of us, and He can guide those who don’t know Him to Himself in His own time and way. Thank Him for bringing you to Himself and entrust into His keeping the one for whom you are burdened.
There my burdened soul found liberty—at Calvary!
William Reed Newell, “At Calvary”