Touch A Life Was Penned & Compiled By Peter O'Neill
One day an old minister in England walked into his churchyard and, sitting down on a tombstone, began to weep. He wept because his church officers had just notified him that he was getting old and that he ought to resign and let a younger man take his place.
It looked like his ministry and his life's work were over! As he sat there disconsolate, he saw a boy, with sunshine in his face and joy in his heart, coming down the street beyond the cemetery fence.
The old preacher was fond of children, and he called this boy to him and had him sit down beside him on the tombstone. There he forgot his sorrow as he talked with the boy about the meaning of life and told him about Christ and his salvation. In the end he prayed with the young boy to receive the Lord and added a prayer that the Lord would make the boy's life special and that he would touch the world for God. Soon the boy left him and went on his happy way down the street.
The old preacher went back to his manse and to his sorrow. Not long afterward he died and was called to his eternal home.
If it is permitted the redeemed in the life to come to behold what transpires on earth, then this is what that old preacher has seen: He has seen the boy that he won to the Lord become a lay preacher, a teacher, and a cobbler.
...and scholars in his class and customers who came in for their shoes have seen the face of the teacher-cobbler suffused with emotion as he pointed to land after land on that globe and said, "And these are lands that we need to reach for God!"
That boy was William G. Carey and because the old pastor had touched his life for Christ... The Boy Went Out He Touched The World For God. He Made An Impact That Still Inspires The Hearts Of Millions Today.
Your Love & Words & Witness... Poured Out From A Broken Heart... Could Reach & Do More Good Than All The Mighty & Bold Folks Would Ever Do! The Love Of God Through Little Old Heartbroken YOU... Could Change A Life &
Touch The World!
You Can Still Make A Huge Difference!
Never Give Up...
Forever Love & Reach Out
To Those That God Leads Your Way!