by Robert Walker

An Unfailing Savior
Robert Walker
Hebrews 7:25

One day Pastor Busch had to take a wedding in one of the big empty churches of Germany. The young couple arrived with about ten other people. They were rattling like peas in a pod in that building.

The industrialist was one of those men and Busch felt sorry for him in his elegant morning suit and top hat uncertain of how to behave himself in church. The first hymn was announced and he pretended to join in the singing with the others. Just picture him...but he was perfectly at ease in any fashionable company.

Then a sweet event took place. The bride was a Sunday School teacher, and her Sunday School class had been asked to sing a hymn. Thirty little children began to sing this hymn:
Saviour, like a shepherd lead us;
Much we need Thy tenderest care;
From Thy pleasant pastures feed us;
For our use Thy folds prepare.
Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus,
Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.
Pastor Busch glanced at his friend and wondered for a moment if something was wrong. He was swaying, his head down, a large handkerchief was in his hand. Was he ill? Should they get a doctor? Then he noticed his tears and shaking shoulders. The children continued to sing
Thou hast promised to receive us,
Poor and sinful though we be;
Thou hast mercy to relieve us,
Grace to cleanse and power to free.
Blessed Jesus, Blessed Jesus,
Early let us turn to Thee.
There was this man, a big businessman, crying his eyes out. The hymn had opened up memories of long ago when he had almost received the Lord but then he had closed the door to Christ and given his heart to business - what the Lord Jesus called 'mammon.' But there was a huge vacuum at the centre of his life. His tears were saying, "I am just a poor lonely man, a lost sinner."
Pastor Busch was given fresh confidence to speak to this man about fully accepting the Lord Jesus Christ. The living God is the Saviour of all who believe, and he is worthy of full a ...

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