My Thank You Jesus Story
A 74 year old man came in to purchase a Thank You Jesus sign. He had just given his life to Jesus the previous Sunday. He was so excited he could hardly contain himself. I rejoiced with him as tears streamed down his cheeks and he shared the experience.
"I have been in church my whole life. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t go to church” he explained. “I have taught Sunday School for years, and for awhile, I even served as a deacon." He explained ”I did everything right, I just didn't believe it on the inside. I was hard hearted because of people I'd seen and stuff I'd seen. I had all the knowledge in my head, able to talk the bible with the best of them. But last Sunday, there was something different, there was a different spirit. One that I couldn't refuse or shake.”
He continued “You see, I knew it was the real thing, that Jesus sent someone who was operating in truth especially for me. And it was one of those that you hear about, where it seemed that God Himself was there in the flesh pulling on me to get down to that alter. I only wrestled for a little bit, cause I know that what I had been living these last 74 years was not what the bible talked about. I knew it should be more than this, better than this.”
For 74 years this man had wrestled with God. After finally trusting God and letting Jesus into his heart, all he wanted to do was share his story with everyone. He came into my office to purchase a Thank You Jesus sign to do just that...share with the world how grateful he was that after many decades Jesus still pursued him until he finally gave in. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” Ephesians 2:8
- L. W.