No Job? There Is Goodnews!


Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at

the church, the Pastor and his eleven-year-old son

would go out into their town and hand out Gospel


This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for

the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their

tracts, it was very cold outside, as well as pouring down rain. The boy bundled up in his warmest and driest clothes and said, "OK, dad, I'm ready."

His Pastor dad asked, "Ready for what?"

"Dad, it's time we gather our tracts together and go


Dad responds, "Son, it's very cold outside and it's

pouring down rain."

The boy gives his dad a surprised look, asking, "But

Dad, aren't people still going to Hell, even though

it's raining?"

Dad answers, "Son, I am not going out in this


Despondently, the boy asks, "Dad, can I go" Please?"

His father hesitated for a moment then said, "Son, you

can go. Here are the tracts, be careful son."

"Thanks Dad!"

And with that, he was off and out into the rain. This

eleven-year-old boy walked the streets of the town

going door to door and handing everybody he met in the

street a Gospel Tract.

After two hours of walking in the rain, he was

soaking, bone-chilled wet and down to his VERY LAST

TRACT. He stopped on a corner and looked for someone

to hand a tract to, but the streets were totally

deserted. Then he turned toward the first home he saw

and started up the sidewalk to the front door and rang

the door bell He rang the bell, but nobody answered.

He rang it again and again, but still no one answered.

He waited but still no answer.

Finally, this eleven-year-old trooper turned to leave,

but something stopped him. Again, he turned to the

door and rang the bell and knocked loudly on the door

with his fist. He waited, something holding him there

on the front porch.

He rang again and this time the door slowly opened.

Standing in the doorway was a very sad-looking young man in his late thirties. he softly asked, "What can I do for you, son?"

With radiant eyes and a smile that lit up her world,

this little boy said,

"Sir, I'm sorry if I disturbed you, but I just want

to tell you that

JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU and I came to give you my

very last Gospel Tract

which will tell you all about JESUS and His great


With that, he handed him his last tract and turned to

leave. He called to him as he departed. "Thank you,

son, and God Bless You!"

Well, the following Sunday morning in church Pastor

Dad was in the pulpit.

As the service began, he asked, "Does anybody have

testimony or want to say anything?"

Slowly, in the back row of the church, A Man

stood to his feet.

As he began to speak, a look of glorious radiance

came from his face, "No one in this church knows me.

I've never been here before. You see, before last

Sunday I was not a Christian. I left school 5yrs ago and has been looking for Job to no avail, not even Teaching Job could sustain my needs and that of my aging mother who struggled to send me to school, finally she passed on a month ago here in Lagos of illness that could have being taken of but there was insufficient money to give her good medication. Last Sunday,

being a particularly cold and rainy day, it was even

more so in my heart that I came to the end of the line

where I no longer had any hope or will to live. So I

took a rope and a chair and ascended the stairway into

the attic of my home. I fastened the rope securely to

a rafter in the roof, then stood on the chair

and fastened the other end of the rope around my neck.

Standing on that chair, so lonely and brokenhearted I

was about to

leap off, when suddenly the loud ringing of my

doorbell downstairs startled me. I thought, 'I'll wait

a minute, and whoever it is will go away.' I waited

and waited, but the ringing doorbell seemed to get

louder and more insistent, and then the person ringing

also started knocking loudly. I

thought to myself again, 'who on earth could this be?

Nobody ever rings my bell or comes to see me.' I

loosened the rope from my neck and started for the

front door, all the while the bell rang louder and


When I opened the door and looked I could hardly

believe my eyes, for there on my front porch was the

most radiant and angelic little boy I had ever seen in

my life. His SMILE, oh, I could never describe it to

you! The words

that came from his mouth caused my heart that had long

been dead, TO LEAP TO LIFE as he exclaimed with a

cherub-like voice, 'Sir, I just came to

tell you that JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU.' Then he

gave me this Gospel Tract that I now hold in my hand.

As the little angel disappeared back out into the cold

and rain, I closed my door and read slowly every word

of this Gospel Tract. Then I went up to my attic to

get my rope and chair. I wouldn't need them any


You see ? I am now a Happy Child of the KING. Since

the address of your church was on the back of this

Gospel Tract, I have come here to personally say THANK

YOU to God's little angel who came just in the nick of

time and

by so doing, spared my soul from an eternity in hell"

There was not a dry eye in the church. And as shouts

of praise and honor to THE KING resounded off the very

rafters of the building, Pastor Dad

descended from the pulpit to the front pew where the

little angel was seated. He took his son in his arms

and sobbed uncontrollably.

Probably no church has had a more glorious moment, and

probably this universe has never seen a Papa that was

more filled with love & honor for his son, except

for One. This Father also allowed His Son to go out


a cold and dark world. He received His Son back with

joy unspeakable, and as all of heaven shouted praises

and honor to The King, the Father sat His beloved Son

on a throne far above all principality and power and

every name that is named.

Heaven is for His people!

Remember, God's message CAN make the difference in the

life of someone close to you.

LESSON : first, this is a true story , it shows that with a little spark of faith , one can achieve it, yes, there are no Jobs, Yes, u fail that aptitude test 4 times now, yes , you came close to getting that multinational job…, something just went wrong, but Yes, God will see us thru here in Nigeria. Keep up the faith… that Brother In the story is in his final interview with a telecom company now… it may take time but God is still faithful…. IT IS WELL !!!.




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i wanted us to be relax and believe that God will always see us thru this turbulent period. it is well.


Nice piece of work to kool the pressure of unemployment. tanks a lot.



Great stuff.Keep up the good work


Nice piece, though i am a muslim, i was touched by the literary tichness of ur story.i graduated three yrs ao with a hard fougth 2.1. i finishd nysc 18 months ago, ever since i couldnt get any job until last month after i was tinking of giving up on evrything.i got invited by oceanic for interview after a year of writing d test.i as called 4 medical d 2nd day.i began work 2weeks after.i called it hope from nowhere.1st bank even invited me inerview 3weeks ago.i had written so many tests and sent so many application in my time.my prayer is dat God will reard our effort all.dont despair.


Dear Papalsman,

Within the last one year of my life, I have never really being so touched and mesmerised the way your testimony has left me. You did a wonderful and marvellous work in posting this account to the house because you may never quantify the number of people whose life you have encouraged. I must confess that I am touched beyond descriptions base on the awesomeness of the good God we serve.

The goodness of the Lord shall always be sufficient for those who believe in Him at all time. No matter what happens I want everyone of us to understand that God has a good thought for us and will He will never fail to accomplish His words upon us.

Thanks man for sharing the wonderful testimony with us in the house. I do enjoy every bit of it and completely encouraged by it.


@ papalsman,

Real nice post and inspirational too, couldn't hold back tears, how we often due to the stress we go thru in our daily lifes 4get to give God thanks for all the Good he's bestowed upon us, seeing only what we wish to see,

I may not have a Job yet but i sure am grateful to HIM for seeing me thru, and i know my job is on the way,

to all Nairalansders, i say have faith, He's still God, and He's still on the Throne


@ papalsman

God bless you. I am bless with the message. I believe is only God that can make a change in life. We should hold on to him.

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