How the Telegraph Clerk Got Peace
by W.T.P. Wolston
He was very anxious about his soul’s salvation, but could get no peace, comfort or rest, although one Sunday he listened attentively to three preachers. He went home to his lodgings very anxious. How could he be saved? He knew his due were unforgiven, and he got little sleep that night.
Monday morning he went to his work in a telegraph box on a railway line. Shortly after he arrived, there came the signal that his station was called. As the message was received, he wrote down the name of the sender and addressee. Then came the message:—
“Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).
“In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Eph. 1:7).
He dropped his pencil and looked at the telegram. Though designed for a young lady, who was troubled about her soul, and who also got peace of soul through its words, it was God’s message to him.
He said afterwards, “The words—LAMB OF GOD—REDEMPTION—BLOOD—RICHES OF HIS GRACE—went right into my poor heart, no one in the whole world could have greater joy than I had that Monday morning.”
My reader, have you got this peace and joy? May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace IN BELIEVING (Rom. 15:13). “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31).
“Peace is possessed by those who simply hide
In Christ alone, and in His word confide;
They read their pardon, written full and plain
By God Himself, who sees them without stain.”
The Gospel Messenger 1921, p. 55