Impact

The great pastor John Wesley was returning home from a church service one night when a man approached him and demanded all his money. Wesley, however, had only a little money and some Christian literature. The robber took all he had and began to run.Robbery

As he was leaving, Wesley called out, “Stop! I have something else for 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.

Several years later, Wesley was greeting worshipers after a Sunday service when he was approached by a stranger. He was shocked 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!”

Had Wesley not seized the moment to share the love of Christ with his robber, who knows what would’ve happened to him. But because he did, the man was saved.

“Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16

Don’t miss any opportunity to share the love of Christ with the lost. Let them know Jesus loves them— you never know the impact you’ll have.

Prayer Challenge: Ask God to help you make the most of every opportunity to share His love with others.

[from https://www.seniorlivingministries.org/]

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