Saturday, June 2, 2012

The moment of salvation

The moment of conversion for one young man is described in the novel, That Printer of Udell's, by Harold Bell Wright:

As he stood there, the audience was forgotten.  The past, with all its mistakes and suffering, its doubt and sin, came before him for an instant, then vanished, and his heart leaped for joy, because he knew that it was gone forever.  And the future, made beautiful by the presence of Christ and the conviction that he was right with God, stretched away as a path leading ever upward, until it was lost in the glories of the life to come, while he heard, as in a dream, the words of his confessed Master, "Follow thou me."

(end of ch. XIV)

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