The Power of God

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How often have we seen evidence of the power of the gospel of God! Men's lives have been changed by it, and their souls filled with desire to tell others of the One who loved us and gave Himself for us.
At a meeting where men were telling how they had heard the gospel and had accepted Christ, one stood up holding a New Testament in his hands.
"My story," he said, "is different from the rest of your stories. I was a thief, a pickpocket. One day I noticed a man with a definite bulge in his hip pocket. A fat wallet, I thought, and soon it was in my pocket. But when I got home I found it was only a little book. I threw it aside.
"A few days later I got curious and opened it and began to read. Before very long I found, in this little book, Jesus Christ, my Lord and my Savior."
"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform." He makes the wrath of men to praise Him (Psa. 76:1010Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain. (Psalm 76:10)), and in the same way He was able to make the wickedness of this man result in the thief's eternal blessing.