There Once was a Family - Allan Myers

There once was a family...

a father, a mother, three sons and one daughter.  They were good people, respected by friends and neighbors, a little bit religious, but they were lost.  Completely, utterly lost. They looked okay to the world, and they were comfortable with their life, but they were all headed for hell.

One day their oldest son, John, who was a college football recruit, met a girl named Jean.  She was different than this family.  Jean loved the Lord and would talk to anyone about Him.  She loved people and was fearless when telling someone about Jesus.  She talked to John about Jesus, she talked to his family about Jesus.

Soon John and Jean were married, and Jean kept talking and sharing with his family.  It wasn’t long until John’s father and mother were baptized.  After some time, all three sons and the daughter were also baptized.  The entire family became faithful Christians, and, later, John’s father became an elder in the church.

Now back to John and Jean.  He forgot about football and became a gospel preacher.  They had four sons, three of whom are preachers.  The fourth is a carpenter, like Jesus, and a deacon in the church.  After her sons were young adults, Jean became ill with cancer, and it quickly took her life.  John and the sons carried on the faith she had shared with them.  Because of one young woman’s belief, thousands of people have been saved.

Years have passed and John, the oldest son from that once lost family, has passed away.  All four of their sons remain faithful, reaching the lost to this day.

Remember the one daughter in that lost family?  She was my mother.  She was also the most faithful follower of Christ I’ve ever known.  She is a huge part of who I am and why I follow Christ.  The young girl was my Aunt Jean.  I owe her big time.

Satan says one person alone can’t do anything.  God says one person, with His help, can reach thousands.  We all know good people who are lost.  Be Aunt Jean this week.  Tell someone about Jesus, and then keep telling them.  Someone told you.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”  Romans 1:16



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