Many years ago, a lady in Spain wanted to do something special for the Lord, and decided to give away Bibles.
While seeking possible recipients, she came upon a man building a wall. When she discovered he had never owned a Bible, she offered him one, writing his name in it.
The man was too embarrassed to refuse it, but when she left, he resolved,
“I will never read this, and I’ll make sure no one else will either.”
He placed the book behind one of the stones and finished the wall, certain that, at last, this copy would be hidden forever.
A few years later, an earthquake hit that area, and an inspector, looking for damage, found a crack in the wall. He peered in, and to his amazement, saw the book. He carefully removed it, hurriedly turned its pages, and decided to take it home.
That night, he earnestly studied the Word of God. Soon the inspector was on his knees thanking Christ for dying for him. He devoted his life to Christ, and became a distributor for the Bible Society of Spain, selling God’s Word from city to city.
It was not long before he came upon a stonemason, and offered him a Bible at a very low cost. The man told him he had sealed in a wall, the only Bible he had ever owned.
The distributor drew from his pocket the very Bible, and glancing at the flyleaf, told the man his name! The startled laborer sat down, and listened to the distributor’s story. Then he too decided to have a closer look at this strange book.
The stoneworker also gave his life over to Christ, and eventually became a missionary in a foreign land, laboring for years in the gospel message.
Psalm 119:89, “Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.”
Voltaire said that in 100 years the Bible would be a forgotten book, found only in museums. When the 100 years were up, Voltaire’s home was occupied by the Geneva Bible Society.
“There is no stronger testimony to the truth that the ways of Heaven are wider than the paths of earth, and that the inspiration of God is larger than the creeds of man.”
Pastor David Arnold
Gulf Coast Worship Center
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