Monday, November 21, 2005 3:45 a.m.
I’ve been reading the life story of John Bunyan – The Pilgrim Preacher. John Bunyan was born in 1628, in Elstow, England, to a tinker’s family. As a child he was mischievous. At the age of 16 he joined the army. One night they passed out slips of paper to all the men. If their paper had a heavy black cross T on it they were chosen to go to the front line of the war zone. John Bunyan drew the paper with the black cross T. His friend, Robert Elson, who was standing next to him, convinced John to give him the paper with the T. So his friend went to the front lines in his stead and was killed. An old man, by the name of Richard Makepeace, said to John, “God hath spared thee for some high purpose.” Then this old man looked him in the eyes and said, “John Bunyan, What will you do with your life?” Well, we all know what John Bunyan did with his life. He wrote that immortal allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress. What will you do with your life? We all have been born for a purpose. God has a special plan for your life. The question is: Will you allow God to work in your life to accomplish His higher purpose? (John Bunyan, the Pilgrim Preacher by William J. May)
Thought for Today: Christ died in your stead (T), so you could live for Him.