“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
With every Gospel tract that is handed out we have these promises: “it shall not return unto me void…it shall accomplish…it shall prosper…” This is not due to the paper on which It is printed, the creative thought behind the theme, or the designer/author of the content. These promises simply apply because a Gospel tract contains the Word of God. Every time we quote, write or read the Scriptures, He promises that It will accomplish what He pleases. Every time.
A Gospel tract goes through a process before it reaches those it was intended to reach. It must be written while yielded to the Holy Spirit’s power. It must be printed and packaged before it reaches the distributor. And ultimately, it must then be given.
God gives the writer the Message. The writer gives the printer the Content. The printer gives the tract to the distributor. Then the distributor gives the Gospel tract to the recipient. Sometimes the initial recipient still isn’t the one for which the tract was ultimately intended.
There was once a lady who received a Gospel tract while in a hurry to her car. Not looking at it initially, she placed the tract into her purse. While driving down the road she remembered that she had received something on the street, wondering what it was. Once she glanced at the Words enough to realize the subject, she rolled down her window and through the Gospel tract out into the wind. The tract flew through the breeze, winding up and down uncontrollably until it eventually landed in the grass beside the highway. Later that day a road cleaning crew from the Department of Corrections began removing the litter that lined the road. A man in an orange jumpsuit walked along the shoulder of the interstate collecting pieces of trash and paper. In the glaze of the sunlight, a particular piece of paper stuck out at the man, grabbing his attention. Instead of placing the pitchfork through the paper to place it into his trash bag, he slowly bent down to pick up and investigate what exactly it was. When he saw in bold words, “Are You 100% Sure?” he looked around to see if anyone was watching him. He knew he had a job to do, so he placed the paper into his pocket. That evening when he returned to his jail cell he heard the rustle of paper within his jumpsuit. Forgetting what it was, he removed the paper and began to read.
Moments later he fell to his knees under conviction realizing himself as a sinner, and asking God to save his wretched soul.
The lady who initially received the tract wasn’t interested. She was given the Gospel, and rejected it; yet, God’s Word did not return void.
What could God do through you distributing the Gospel?
Every tract has a purpose.
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