The tear did it



In a house of ill-fame lay a poor diseased woman. Various Christian workers visited her and spoke to her of her soul's salvation. But to no avail. She was unmoved and untouched. Finally a woman, who was especially burdened -- whose heart was full of love and compassion, went to see her. As she stood by the bedside of the poor creature and told of the way of life, tears rolled down her cheek and one fell upon the cheek of the poor woman. Somehow, that day her heart was broken up and she found the Lord and was gloriously saved. Later someone asked her what it was that touched her heart. She replied, "The tear did it. As I saw that tear fall from her cheek it seem to break my heart and penetrate my very soul." The Lord save us from coldness and professionalism and give us hearts of love for a lost world.


From: EFFECTIVE ILLUSTRATIONS By William Moses Tidwell, Printed in U.S.A. 1943, Beacon Hill Press Kansas City, Mo.