Hey Man, Are You Saved?

And of some have compassion, making a difference” (Jude 22). People don’t care what you know, until they know you care. John Hyde prayed, “Lord, give me souls or take my soul.” John Knox prayed, “Lord, give me Scotland or I will die.” Following is a story of Rev. John Harper who had compassion for souls. He was 39, a widower with a six-year-old daughter, Annie Jessie. Hewas the first pastor of Paisley Road Baptist Church in Scotland. Rev. Harper was traveling on the Titanic to preach at the Moody Church in Chicago.On April 14, 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg. His daughter and sister were put on a lifeboat and survived, but John Harper remainedon ship. Some who survived told that Harper preached the Gospel on the sinking ship, and then afterward in the freezing water. One survivor said, “The tide brought John Harper, on a piece of wreckage, near me. He yelled, “Man, are you saved?” I answered, No, I am not.” He then yelled, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” A wave took him away; but then the waves brought him back, and he yelled, “Are you saved now?” “No, I replied, I cannot honestly say that I am.” He yelled again, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” Shortly after that I watched him disappear beneath the water. Alone in the night, with hundreds of miles of water around me, I believed. I was John Harper’s last convert. Thank God for the waves that brought him with the message that Jesus Christ died for sinners like me. – Wikipedia.

God‘s compassion can make a difference in your life. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Jesus Christ‘s compassion can make a difference in your life. He was a sacrifice for your sin, and arose victoriously to be your Saviour. Also, as a Christian, I would like to make a difference in your life. As you are tossed in the st
orms of life, i
t may be that God has permitted the tides of time and the waves of circumstances to bring you and me together as you read this article. Like Rev. John Harper, I now ask you, Hey, man, are you saved?”If your answer is, “No, I cannot honestly say that I am.” Then as John Harper, I say to you, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” It is the compassion of God, Jesus Christ, and Christians that can make a difference in your life! Hey man, are you saved?

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