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Vital signs- Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

The story is told of a man named John Currier who was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison. After his sentencing, the judge paroled him to work on a farm near Nashville, Tennessee.

Nineteen years later, Currier's sentence was terminated, and a letter bearing the good news was sent to him. But John never saw the letter, nor was he told anything about it. Ten years passed until a state parole officer learned about Currier's plight, found him, and told him that his sentence had been terminated. John Currier could have been freed ten years earlier if someone had simply shared the truth with him.

People everywhere are searching for truth. Some believe they have discovered it in a false religion that denies Jesus; others have failed in their search and claim that real truth never existed. Blinded by sin, these people wander aimlessly through life. As Christians, we have the privilege of sharing the truth with others and watching Christ set them free from their sin.

Sharing the truth is simply giving the gospel to people. We all meet unsaved people every day, but we often neglect to share God's simple plan of salvation with them. Too often, our busy schedule, pride, or fear hinders our witness. God will help us overcome these obstacles and give us boldness to share the truth if we will listen and obey Him.

Satan wants to keep people locked in the prison of sin, but we as Christians hold the key—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which will set them free forever. Let’s boldly proclaim the truth to everyone we meet today.

You hold the truth that will set others free; look for opportunities to share it today.

“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.””

‭‭John‬ ‭8:31-32‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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