March 11

Posted on Mar 11, 2019

“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him” (Ps 145:18). William James Taylor, alias Bill Hennessy, alias Ed Lynch, learned he couldn’t hide from God. At the age of three, at his father’s San Francisco bar he grew to like the taste of liquor by dipping his fingers into the used glasses. By twelve he was a drunken street urchin. After two years in reform school, he lived aimlessly. Gambling, drugs and drink both provided a livelihood and made him a constant fugitive from the law. On the night he arrived in Chicago, he hurried into Pacific Garden Mission to avoid what he thought were suspicious glances of a policeman. He returned a second night. Walking to the front, he knelt and prayed, “God be merciful to me, a sinner, and save me now for Jesus’ sake.” “Since that night,” Taylor said, “I can’t tell all Jesus Christ has done for me. But one thing I can do; tell others about Him. And there’s a lot of things I don’t know, but one thing I do know: God ain’t any picker of persons.”

Today’s Reading: Judges 16-18 Memorize: Isaiah 33:22