Say, 'Yes! '

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We were distributing tracts in a small town in Michigan and came to a cottage occupied by a white-haired man seventy-five years old and his wife. Our rap at the door was answered by the lady, Mrs. Dunn. We handed her two gospel tracts, and asked her if she knew the Lord. Her reply was: "Come in and talk with my husband."
The door was opened, and inside the pleasant room we found Mr. Dunn sitting in his big chair reading the newspaper. Seating ourselves directly opposite him, we asked: "Mr. Dunn, do you know the Lord?"
"I know about Him," he said, "but I don't KNOW HIM."
This was a most intelligent answer, and showed that he had given the subject of his soul's salvation at least some consideration. After a few minutes conversation as to eternal matters we said: "Why are you not saved?"
His answer was honest, "I have JUST PUT IT OFF."
By this time the old man's eyes were misted with tears. We said: "Mr. Dunn, you are an old man. How much longer are you going to trifle with this most important issue? Don't you want to get saved NOW?"
His wife, sitting across the room from us, whispered, "Say, 'yes!' " and most emphatically came the response: "YES!"
With tears now streaming freely down his wrinkled cheek, he knelt with us, and in a moment the cry came, "Oh God, I'm a sinner. Oh God, save me!"
The matter was soon settled. Mr. Dunn confessed that he believed that Christ had died for the ungodly; he knew he was a lost sinner, and he poured out his heart to a God of infinite love, who answered him by giving him full assurance of present salvation.
Scriptures telling of God's love in giving His Son to save the lost, and the certainty of the completion of that work, were read and received into good ground. We left them both in tears.
The old man was still crying two days later, and even now at the mention of "Jesus" his eyes overflow. Now he is daily in the enjoyment of his relation to God as a son, and he and his wife are happily going on as one in Christ.
Perhaps you, dear reader, like old Mr. Dunn, "KNOW ABOUT HIM"; but do you KNOW HIM? If you KNOW HIM, that is life eternal.
"This is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent." John 17:33And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3).