Saved in a Post Office

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One morning young woman, looking pale and haggard, was hurrying along to the post office. She hoped to find a letter which might have something to give rest to her troubled soul.
A cousin living at a distance had once spoken to her, warning her against professing religion without possessing Christ. This cousin had told her that if she ever became troubled about her condition before God to write and let her know, as she would be praying for her.
She had laughed at the idea then, and had replied, "It's not likely you'll get a letter from me for a while, if it has to be about that. I'm quite pleased with myself as I am."
But God has His own way of speaking to sinners and making them think of eternal things. During the past week she had been shocked by the sudden death of a young and beautiful girl for whom she was making a wedding gown. God used this incident to arouse her to a sense of her own lack of preparation for eternity.
Her sins, though not of the kind that friends and neighbors could see, became quite glaring to her and a burden to her conscience. Hell and eternal punishment was real to her now, as it is to every awakened soul.
She had become so troubled about her sins that she had written to her cousin, and was sure an answer would come. When the letter was handed to her at the post office window, so eager was she to get to its contents that, bursting open the envelope, she read her letter while still standing at the office counter. Afterward she confessed: "I was saved right there in the post office by simply believing on the Lord Jesus Christ."
That letter was full of the grace of God. It told how Christ had finished the work of redemption on Calvary; that there was nothing to do but simply to confess her need as a sinner before God and believe on Him. The letter ended with a little poem:
"Nothing, either great or small,
Nothing, sinner, no;
Jesus did it, did it all
Long, long ago.
" 'It is finished!' Yes, indeed,
Finished every jot;
Sinner, this is all you need;
Tell me, is it not?"
"That's all? That is all! Yes, yes, I see it. I know it now," the girl said out loud. The astonished post office clerk wondered what it was all about, but oblivious to her surroundings, she was seeing herself as she was in God's eyes. She let go her pride, all her own righteousness, and came as a lost and guilty sinner to Christ. She cast herself on Him and, true to His Word, He saved her. For He says, "Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out." John 6:3737All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. (John 6:37).
In this way, and this way only, will He save anyone. There is no other Savior—there is no other way. "Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near." Isa. 55:66Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: (Isaiah 55:6).