So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isa 55:11
An English minister told the following:
I was asked to go to a public house in Nottingham to see the landlord's wife, who was dying. I found her rejoicing in Christ as her Saviour.
I asked her how she found the Lord.
"Reading that," she replied, handing me a torn piece of paper.
I looked at it and found it was a part of an American newspaper, containing an extract from one of Spurgeon's sermons, which extract had been the means of her conversion.
"Where did you find this newspaper?" I asked.
"It was wrapped around a parcel sent to me from Australia."
A sermon preached in London, cabled or sent to America, and there printed in a newspaper, which was sent to Australia, part of it being torn off there for the parcel sent to England, which reached the heart of a woman, that probably could not easily have been reached in any other way, not many miles from where the words were originally spoken. What a comment on Isaiah 55:11.
from a book by Frederick Barton