How a Little Boy Worked for Jesus



A little boy went to his pastor and asked him if there wasn't something that boys could do for the Lord. The pastor said, "Why, I don't know; you are too small to lead a class, and hardly old enough to be a tract distributor. I don't know what you can do."

"Seems to me," said the child, "there ought to be something for boys to do."

The pastor thought a few moments and then he asked, "Is your seatmate in school a Christian?"

"No, sir, I think not."

"Then go to work as the Lord shall show you how and get him converted. Then take another and another. I cannot tell you exactly what to do, but if you pray, the Savior will show you how to get them saved."

Some months after that, when revival meetings were held in that place, this little boy was lying very ill. The doctors had given him up to die. His father went to the afternoon meeting, and when he came home little Willie roused up and asked his father, "Was Neddie Smith at the meeting this afternoon?"

"Yes, dear."

"Did he give his heart to Jesus?"

"No, I think not."

"Oh, dear," said the little sick boy, "I thought he would."

The next day his father went to the afternoon meeting, When he came home Willie asked him the same question and expressed the same disappointment that his little friend was not converted.

The third day Willie was yet alive, and when his father came home from the meeting, he asked the same question and received a different answer.

"Yes, Neddie gave his heart to the Savior this afternoon."

"I am so glad," said Willie feebly.

After he had gone to be with Jesus, they opened his little box, and found a list of forty boys. The first one was his seatmate, at the time when he had gone to his pastor and asked for something to do for the Lord. The last name was that of Neddie Smith, and every boy on the list was converted.

He had taken them one by one in faith and prayer, giving them books to read, praying with them when the Lord had awakened them, and the whole forty had been saved.


From: THRILLING STORIES For Young And Old By Julia A. Shelhamer, God's Bible School and College, Cincinnati, Ohio. No Date