?I Always Knew There Must Be a Way?

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A Christian who was taking the gospel to an Indian reservation in Canada went to a dwelling and knocked. He heard a voice from inside yell, "Come on in!"
The man saw two women inside and told them he brought them some papers. These were gospel tracts and Sunday school papers and other materials telling in a simple way the walk and ways of Christians. He placed the papers on a nearby table and said: "Is there anyone here who would like to talk about the Lord Jesus Christ?"
One of the women quickly said: "No, there isn't," and tramped out of the room.
The other then said: "No, we don't," and she too turned and walked away.
The Christian started to leave when suddenly a bedroom door opened and out came a man who yelled, "Wait a minute! I want to." The Christian happily went with that man into his room to have a visit.
He soon learned that this man was slowly dying of lung cancer. "Do you know where your soul will go when you die?" the Christian asked.
The man answered, "No."
So the visitor very slowly and carefully explained, from the Word of God, the way of salvation.
"Oh!" exclaimed the dying man, "I always knew there must be a way!" Then he arose and shouted: "Wonderful! Wonderful! I always knew there must be some way to be sure you are saved!"
One of the verses that had been read to him was: "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life." 1 John 5:1313These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. (1 John 5:13).
"I want to be sure I go to heaven," said the man. He then closed his eyes, and as best he could he prayed to the Lord for forgiveness. He had simply put his trust in Jesus, the Savior of sinners and his new-found Friend.
Some months later the Christian again visited that reservation, and he went to that man's house to see how he was doing. As he approached the door a woman was walking slowly towards the house. He recognized her as one of the women who did not want to talk about Jesus when he was there before. He went to her and asked if she still lived there. She said that she did. He asked where her husband was, and she said, "In the hospital—far away from here in a big city."
He told her about her husband's being saved, and asked if she had noticed any change in him. She nodded, "Yes," and she too received the offer of free salvation.
Two days later the Christian went to that city and visited her husband in the hospital. He was very sick, but there was a Bible by his bedside and some gospel tracts too. He was rejoicing in the Lord, and he asked the visitor to please pray for his wife and family.
In like manner many others of that nation are being saved. "And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation." Rev. 5:99And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; (Revelation 5:9).