Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
My wife’s father just died. Thankfully, he was saved and is now reunited with his wife in heaven! But I was thankful about a second thing as well: I had my pockets lined with Chick tracts. As I talked to a doctor or other medical professional, I was able to hand them our latest tract, Where’s My Letter? It’s about a person who God knew that he needed to prepare for His eternity.
I said as I handed it to them, “This is about a person preparing for his death.” Nobody said No. Everybody took them!
Having an assortment of tracts is like being a repairman: you have to be prepared for all occasions. If you have read the tracts, and know 1) what’s in them and 2) where you stuck that title on your person, God can use you to minister at that exact moment of need. What a privilege to be used by God!
But if you don’t have an assortment, and you have just one tract title to give out, do not fear. Give what you have anyway. We have received many letters from people who were saved reading a tract whose subject had nothing to do with them. For instance, many non-Catholics were saved by tracts on Catholicism. And countless adults were saved by children’s tracts. You know why? It’s the gospel that saves, not the topic of the tract!
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth…” (Romans 1:16).
Ultimately, what matters is that you get the gospel into the hands of the lost, not which tract you choose. Everyone needs that chance, to learn, and to consider the gospel message. When I got saved, it only took one tract.
You may be God’s link to save countless lost people you will only meet once —in this life.
In Christ Jesus, and for His service,