During a sidewalk Youth Testament distribution at an elementary school in Tennessee, the principal came outside and marched back and forth in front of the Gideons while telling students to refuse the Testaments, taking them away from the children. She called the police, and when the officers arrived they asked the Gideons to leave. Although it is within the constitutional rights of the Gideons to distribute Scriptures from public sidewalks, they obeyed the police request.
Fortunately, many of the students had already received Testaments before the police arrived. One of those students was Russell.
The next fall, Russell was arriving to school late and dashed in front of an oncoming school bus. He was struck and killed only a few feet from where he'd received his Gideon Testament months earlier.
At Russell's funeral, the minister showed the Gideon Testament, and shared how Russell loved and read it. He then showed the inside back cover, where Russell had written, "I love God," and signed his name on the decision page.
Praise God that this copy of God's Word got into the hands of a young boy. While his life was short, his testimony lives on.
2 Timothy 3:16 "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God."
I never want to underestimate the power of Jesus, the power of the God's word, and the power of the Holy Spirit who is working through the Word, to save the souls of men, and women, and boys, and girls.
God bless you today as you share the Word of God with others; Jesus saves. Never forget that you are loved!!!
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!