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Don Butler’s experience at Christmas in the Park

You just never know what the Holy Spirit is going to do when you take that leap of faith and pass out Gospel tracts to the lost. Here I was with my 16 year old daughter and her newly born-again Christian friend at Christmas in the Park.  A few weeks ago I shared God’s Law and Grace with my daughter’s friend and now here she was passing out tracts for the very first time with a heart of companion for the lost. WOW! What a joy to see these young teens stepping out in faith because they know the Lord and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

During the evening I had a great conversation with a young couple just talking about Christmas in the Park and what the true meaning of Christmas is really all about. The power of the Holy Spirit took over and away we went talking about spiritual matters.  I brought up God’s Law that opens the heart to show sinfulness in the light. They admitted that they would be guilty before a Holy God and their demeanor changed to a sad look of hopelessness. I asked if they thought they’d go to heaven or hell and they both said hell. After explaining what hell was like and asking them if they knew what God did for them so they wouldn’t have to go to hell they shook their heads “No.”  This was the moment to pour God’s grace out to them and explain why Jesus died and rose again, to pay the penalty for their sin so that if they would repent and turn to Christ they would be forgiven and receive eternal life.  I wrapped up and asked “When do you think you might pray to God to receive His Son Jesus?”   They didn’t waste any time and both said NOW! They prayed and received Jesus in their hearts and I welcomed them into the family of God.  (Don Butler)

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