King's Business - 1915-02

THE KING’S BUSINESS The Work in the Shops David Cant, Superintendent


saw ere the end. Well, there’s another chap­ ter to be added to the story now, for her husband has been quietly and steadily fol­ lowed up, both in shop and home, and has come back to the Lord and surrendered his life for service. Will you remember to ask God to use him among1his comrades in the barn ? As we brought the last Gospel message to the men in the shops ere the old year was rung out with all its strife and discord, and confusion of tongues, we wondered whether 1915 would be the year in which the Lord Jesus would fulfill His promise and come again? What would be the effect upon us and1to those to whom we bring the Gospel all the year, should we in some supernatural way have it clearly revealed? The vast ma­ jority of men we meet are so perfectly self- satisfied, it would seem as if the tribulation period toward which the world is so rapidly nearing, and which is described in terms so awful, would, as they read and hear of it now fill their hearts with dismay and terror, breaking down the deadly indifference so manifest on every side, and constrain them to fly to the Man Christ Jesus who is God’s hiding place for refuge and rest. But God is working amid it all, and we must not keep pulling up the seed and have our eyes on results. We know that if we go forth bearing precious seed we shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing sheaves with us. May God in Hi? infinite grace give us tears to sow with, as we look upon the fields. T he rainy weather has brought both its advantages and disadvantages. In one shop meeting our attendance has increased from about a dozen to nearly fifty for now they gather around the fire during the lunch hour, and we have been much cheered by the close and attentive hearing, and the faces of the growing boys as well as the men, are serious and responsive. But another meet-

TATE find the best soil to sow in is among those newly employed in the barns. Many of these are fresh from the quiet coun­ try life, and their hearts seem more tender and susceptible to the truth. One, when presented with the Word of God in per­ sonal touch so simply and quietly declared his willingness to accept Jesus as Saviour and Lord that we almost gasped; the fruit was picked so easily. It was the very last meeting of the old year he made the decision and now no Christless grave for him. O, that we all could grasp more deeply the tre- mandous fact that contact is indeed oppor­ tunity, and opportunity is responsibility, and so live as if Christ had died yesterday, rose today and is coming tomorrow. H e was one of the few quiet, attentive boys at the barn. We had spoken to him on several occasions, had seen him much broken and touched, and believed he had been helped and restored. This day the order was reversed, and the encouragement was very refreshing : Don’t get discour­ aged with the work here, the boys are thinking, they are not the kind to, show much on the outside, but I tell you when they are all alone they remember the Word spoken in the meetings and the break will come some day, rest assured.” Another said, “I just praise God for your coming down here ; you have no idea what it means to some of us. If there ever were fellows who sure enough needed the Gospel message, they are certainly here. Keep up the good work.’’ S ome of the readers of the K ing ’ s B usi ­ ness will recall the story, sad, yet with a bright ending, of the wife of one of our boys dying a few months ago of tuberculosis, and how one of our young women from the In­ stitute kept visiting the home sowing the seed amid many difficulties, and how almost at the very last the sick woman was brought face to face with Jesus as her personal Saviour, and the great change her relations

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