A Humble Lady’s Influence

In the late 1800’s a humble Christian lady kept a toll gate near Crab Orchard, Kentucky. Mary McAfee invested each moment of her day for Jesus by giving a happy smile, a cheerful Christian greeting, and a prayer for all who went through her gate. A reporter for the Louisville KY paper heard of Mary and published the story of this incredibly radiant Christian woman who spoke to everyone about the Lord.

A minister in Mississippi, who was hungering for a deeper walk with God, read the article. He traveled 600 miles by train to meet Mary McAfee and ask the secret of her joy. After the third day of meeting and praying with this humble saint, the minister was filled with the Spirit of God and set aflame for The Lord.

He went on to become an evangelist under whose ministry multitudes were saved and called into the ministry. It all happened because a humble lady in a humble job chose to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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