The World’s Greatest Story

The most amazing miracle ever is the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! This is the power of the Gospel; the Good News… the Greatest Story that we can ever tell. That truth reminds me of an unforgettable setting at a refugee camp medical clinic in Uganda. We were running out of medicine. Approximately five hundred people had gone through the clinic and two hundred more were standing and pushing forward, pleading to see a doctor. Fellow team members and I became frustrated as people started slipping under security ropes. About that time one of the Christian doctor’s came and whispered in my ear, “Brother Nelson, could you tell the story of Jesus one more time, these people were not here this morning when you preached.” At that moment my frustrated (actually angry) spirit was overcome by the Holy Spirit. God humbled me and began to break my heart for the souls of these dear people. Speaking softly through an interpreter, with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes, I said, “My dear friends, I would like to tell you the greatest story you will ever hear. Please… if you could sit as I tell you this story.” All sat down quietly, and with a broken heart for the next twenty minutes God was able to share His Story through me. At the close, most of the audience stood to their feet and prayed to receive Jesus Christ! Everyone left quietly under the residue of the Holy Spirit. Yes, God again taught me some spiritual lessons but the fact is, the story of Jesus Christ is still “The World’s Greatest Story!”

~Nelson Coblentz