May 12

Posted on May 12, 2018

John Townsend had been visiting a prisoner on death row. One day he said to his daughter Abbie, “This man will be executed tomorrow. He always welcomes me, but shows no interest in his soul. Would you have the courage to visit him?” Arriving at his cell, Abbie held out her hand, but he did not take it. So she took his hand in hers, trying to speak. Instead, a flood of tears fell on his hand. Mr. Townsend led her away, saying, “Remember, ‘He that goes forth and weeps bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing bringing his sheaves with him.’” At 6:30 the next morning a message came from the prison requesting another visit. When they met the man, he said, ‘You may think time spent with me has been in vain, but your daughter’s tears reminded me of my mother as she pled with me to tum to the crucified Lord. I now go to my punishment, but One has signed my pardon with His precious blood.’” “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Gen 18:14).

Today’s Reading: Esther 5-7 Memorize: Matthew 7:13-14