Friday, September 16th, 2016
A RED LETTER DAY
On Wednesday of this week, I was jolted out of bed at 4:30 in the morning by my alarm, and at 5:30 was in a van filled with Gideons heading for the University of Minnesota campus. We ate breakfast and prayed at a McDonalds off University Avenue, and by 7 a.m. I was standing on the corner of Delaware and Harvard. For a period of four hours, I handed out 200 Bibles to students and staff coming through that busy intersection.
One block from where I stood was a vast hospital outpatient clinic, with health care workers, patients, and visitors passing by my corner. I asked if they wanted to take a Bible with them to where they were going. Some took a Bible, most politely declined, but one woman said, “Oh, my God, no.” I wonder if she realized the irony of what she uttered.
I was richly blessed that morning to be in His service. Do not think for a second that I should receive any praise; it was all for His glory and for the 200 people who received His word.