Recently, I had one of the sweetest experience of my
life. Celeste and I and another couple went to a historical museum. A
young man about 25 years of age with a badge on was obviously there to
help with directions. When I asked for some directions it was obvious
he had a quite handicap in movement and talking, as he tried to give
me my answer. As I thanked him I graciously offered him the "Mickey
Mantle" gospel tract. He thanked me as I left.
Some ten minutes later I saw him again and was moved
by God to talk to him further. When I asked if he knew for sure he was
going to heaven. He answered immediately that he did not. Slowly I
told him how when I was 17 I had never heard that God loved me. Then I
told him how God loved him and sent his Son the Lord Jesus to die for
our sins, pay our debt in full, paid our way to heaven and rose again.
When I asked, he assured me he understood what I had
told him and it made sense to him. When I then asked if he wanted to
receive the Lord Jesus as his Savior, he
said, "I sure would." We bowed our heads and he prayed out loud with
me to receive the Lord Jesus. Carefully I went over John 3:36, my pet
verse I used to help people have assurance of salvation, "He that
believeth on the Son hath every lasting life."
Haltingly and with emotion he assured me he understood
it and knew he was going to heaven. It was beautiful. I went to get my
friend John and introduced him to David. When I asked him if he could
tell John what he had just done, his handicap obviously showing, he
told John how he had prayed and received the Lord Jesus and knew he
was going to heaven. John really rejoiced with him. Later I brought my
wife and John's wife over and he told them as well, how he had just
Remember how the Lord Jesus told us to get the
"handicapped" and bring them to Him Luke 14:21. My heart was leaping
and weeping for joy inside as this obviously handicapped person came
to know the Lord Jesus. By the way there was great joy in heaven at
the same moment.
"The common people heard him gladly" Mark 12:37 and
also the handicapped! Don't pass them up, there is a great harvest
waiting to be reaped out there.