He was trouble. He lived in a home for orphans, but he didn’t like it. He was disobedient and miserable, so he ran away. When he did, he took with him the Bible his housemother had given him.

Several years later, the young man returned to the home he had abandoned. He told the people that while he was gone, he had begun reading the Bible. “Now I want to accept Christ,” he told his astonished listeners.

What a remarkable book the Bible is! Read by a hurting and troubled young man, this Book was used by God’s Spirit to show him his need for salvation.

We live in a world that needs what the Bible offers. People need to read its words of comfort, hope, cleansing, and joy. They need to discover in its pages the good news of salvation in Christ.

Not everyone who reads God’s Word turns to Christ. Jesus made this clear in the parable of the sower (Lk. 8:4-15). We are to be sowers of God’s Word, but we don’t decide who will receive it. Our job is to scatter the seed.

Maybe you’ve been looking for a good witnessing tool and never thought that God’s Word is the answer. Why not give a Bible to those you want to reach. Then watch what happens. They can be changed by His Book.