The elevator operator found a great way to start conversations that led to sharing the gospel.

He would say, "I hope they replaced that old cable."

Someone would ask, "What will happen if it breaks?"

He would answer, "That depends entirely upon the life you have lived."

Then they were on the right track for sharing a tract.


Isa 53:10
Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.


It was for the joy of providing salvation that Christ endured the cross. Though he received "grief," He became the ONLY "offering for sin."

Even the worst of the worst in sin can be forgiven and saved! God has provided that opportunity through Christ our Lord. Though they be lovers of sin and haters of holiness, God will forgive and save them for Christ's sake.

Christ prayed for all men's souls when He prayed, "...for them also which shall believe on Me through their word." (John 17:20) He is "..longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."(2 Peter 3:9)

God looks down upon men to see whether they have been "born" of the Gospel of Christ, and "born" by His Holy Spirit. If so, they are His "seed" and shall be taken to eternal glory.

If Christ was willing to be "bruised," and willing to pray for the lost, then let us be willing to tell others of His wonderful grace.

Tens of thousands of unredeemed souls await the gospel to be spoken to their ears and the Holy Spirit to move upon their hearts.

Let us, like the elevator operator, be innovative in using conversation to point to salvation through Christ.

After all, life is an "up and down" choice!

Love ya,