THEY WON’T WANT THAT BIBLE TRACT!

They won’t want that Bible tract! Have you ever thought that, when you wanted to give someone a Bible tract? There’s a struggle at times, and surely the devil doesn’t want us sharing the Gospel, but that doesn’t stop us.

Acts 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

When I lived in New York it was easier to give out Bible tracts. We would hand them out on the street as the crowds passed by, or on the subway during rush hour. People would grab a tract and keep on moving. Where I live now it’s very different. Here I give out tracts when I shop or eat out. It’s more of a one on one encounter. There are times when the offer of a tract is rejected, or taken reluctantly. That creates an uncomfortable situation, and I think that’s why the thought comes… they won’t want that Bible tract!

Recently, I was at the supermarket ordering a sub. As the young woman prepared my sandwich I’m thinking Bible tract. I want to give her a tract. Should I? No, she’s not going to want it! When she was done I overcame my hesitation and handed her a Bible booklet tract. She took it, looked at it, smiled at me and said… I love this!

A few weeks ago I was ordering lunch at a local fast food place, and as I’m looking at the young man taking my order, I’m thinking I want to give him a tract. Then I think… he’s not going to want a tract, and I didn’t give him one. The next time I went there the same young man took my order, and this time I gave him the tract. He was so very appreciative, thanking me more than once!

I was talking to my friend this morning. She told me that years ago she saw a well dressed young man in New York City sitting on some steps nearby. She looked at him and thought… he’s not going to want a tract. She finally overcame those thoughts and walked over to him and gave him a tract. He gladly accepted it and told her he was sitting there trying to think of a way to kill himself! She got him help through our church and they sent him to a rehab!

There’s not always conflict. Some tracts are easy to give. I gave one to my elderly neighbor who took it gladly. She later told me she reads it every night! The tract is all Scripture!

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.