Saved Behind the Plow

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Some can tell of salvation received, and a start made on the way to heaven, while listening to the melting words of some gifted preacher of the Word, while others pass from death to life during times of awakening and conversion, when many are being saved. It was not so in my case. I was saved and set on my journey heavenward, while following the plow in the fields.
Brought up to read and reverence God's Word in my father's house, I had soon after leaving it, become careless and godless, but was never wholly at ease about eternal things. I found the world and all it had to offer, unsatisfying. Success in a worldly way I had known in measure, but it failed to give me what I sought. There was the sense of emptiness in it all, and an Eternity without God beyond. I knew some who had something I did not have.
Walking behind the plow that afternoon, I was musing to myself and asking: "What is it all for, and where will it end?" A voice within answered: "In the grave, and in a lost eternity.”
I knew it was true of me. All that day and next, I was in misery, and could have ended my life, but I knew that would not end my misery. Half along the furrow, I picked up a bit of paper, possibly blown from the road. It was part of a tract, and the first words I read on it were: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners." 1 Tim. 1:1515This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. (1 Timothy 1:15).
That was enough for me. I grasped the glorious truth, and I knew Christ had received me. It was a great day, and what I got, is with and in me still. Praise His Name!
I was saved behind the plow, and it is my privilege to tell you, that now and as you are, you may be saved also.