Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Messenger

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When I was much younger I felt compelled to pass out tracts and also to be sure that every one that came to my door left with some sort of Christian magazine that contained the Gospel message.   I still believe in the power of the printed page.

It was later that I understood that I was more driven than being obedient.  I know that tracts have their place, as those who receive them have been blessed, but also I have seen many tracts tossed aside. 

The Chick comic books are an exception, and are usually eagerly read.  Some are fine and to the point, but when Chick Publishers began to publish some comic books that were offensive with hate towards certain people, I stopped purchasing from them.  God has many other ways we can share the gospel.

All the years that I worked in the employ of others, I allowed my life to preach and not tracts.  On my desk I did have a flip over calendar that had a Scripture verse and a short devotion on it for each day.  It was usual for my co-workers to visit my desk to see what the, “Word” was for today. 

The opportunities came one on one as God directed.  In fact at my work place there were several miracles that occurred as God did the work.

Time passed on, and I retired, and began to write a blog.  Many of my stories are recorded there.  I discovered other writers who contribute posts to a Blog Hop.”  Sharing a recipe on Friday, and on Sunday a summary of the Pastors Sermon, I participate with other bloggers.  Late Monday evening I post one of my true stories and invite others to enter their True Story on my blog Hop, “Tell Me a Story.”

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I said all that to say this - - - A few days ago, two large boxes arrived, at my home, filled with my first book. “Rescue the Stories” offers over eighty true short childhood stories of my early childhood from age 3 through age eighteen.  Most have a lesson learned about life woven in.

My book will say more than most tracts will be able to say.  For this reason I encourage each person who purchases my book, to find someone to read to. 

I am anxious to hear reports on what the anointed word will do even in a story.

The telephone rang and it was from my friend who began to read my book I had given her as a gift.  She was very excited and reported that she had read four stories to her co-worker during their lunch break.  

She did not understand why she felt so calm and peaceful and her words were “I felt soothed.” 

I mentioned to my husband, Robert about her phone call, and he remarked, “That was an expensive tract, but I am sure it will bless her.” 

If you hesitate to share Jesus with others, may I suggest that you order a copy of my book and begin to read to someone the stories found inside. 
They will get the message and you will be the messenger! 



3 comments:

  1. All the best with your new book Hazel. I will need to keep this in mind for Christmas presents. It would make a lovely gift for a colleague or neighbour.

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  2. I'm still waiting for mine in the mail!!!

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