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Devotionals by Dr. Ed Young

"HE STOOD IN MY STEAD"  

As a seminary student, I worked at a church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It was there I had the privilege of "debriefing" Mrs. Jane McCray, a missionary to the Gaza Strip. I don't remember much of that interview, except the story she told when I asked her to describe the toughest position she found herself in during her time in Gaza.

"A state-side church sent us some clothing for children," she said, "and as I unpacked the clothes, I saw they had placed a New Testament in the pocket of every piece of clothing." Because it was illegal to distribute Bibles there, she was forced to go through every item and remove them. "There were hundreds of them," she said, "and I put them in a sack, thinking to hide them somewhere safe. But as I was walking through town, some boys saw the sack and must have thought there was food in it. They grabbed it and ran." When the boys got around the corner and opened the bag, they found nothing but books, and were angry. So they ripped them up, tearing out the pages. "Then," she said, "pages of the New Testament began to fly all over the village. Just everywhere." It wasn't long before the books were traced to Mrs. McCray, and she was charged with distributing illegal literature. She was instructed to appear before a government official the next day, but that night, she had some unexpected visitors. "A little girl knocked on my door," she told me, "and with her was an army officer. He told me his daughter heard about my plight, and asked him to hear my side of the story. As I told him he paced the floor. When I was done he said this: "Mrs. McCray. This is very serious. But you cannot go to court. I will go and stand in your stead." And this army officer did just that, forfeiting his name, his career, everything he had to protect her. Then she looked at me with tears in her eyes, and said, "Eddie, he stood in my stead." And as she said it, I knew that was just what Jesus Christ had done for me

MEMORY VERSE  

>ROMANS 5:6
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

READ THROUGH THE BIBLE

  

Leviticus 7;  Hebrews 3

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About The Winning Walk

The Winning Walk with Dr. Ed Young is the international on-air and online teaching ministry of Dr. Ed Young, Senior Pastor of Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. The Winning Walk proclaims the proven truth of God’s Word to give men and women the world over a winning way to live life.

About Dr. Ed Young

Dr. H. Edwin Young was born in Laurel, Mississippi. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of 12 through the leading of his pastor's wife, Mrs. Gates.

Following graduation from high school in Laurel, Dr. Young entered the University of Alabama as an engineering major. Mid-way through his freshman year, challenged by an atheist in his dorm who questioned his belief in God, he began to seek God's purpose for his life. Six months later, he surrendered to the call to preach the Gospel, and enrolled at Mississippi College to continue his education.

On June 28, 1959, he married Jo Beth Landrum. Dr. Young's preparation for the ministry continued at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. His first pastorate was in North Carolina, and he pastored in North and South Carolina until 1978 when he moved to Houston, Texas. He became the pastor at Second Baptist Church where he continues to pastor today. The congregation has grown from 2,000 members in 1978 to over 6 campuses and we have reached over 70 thousand members.

Dr. Young was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention in June of 1992 and again in June, 1993. He is the author of many books including, Total Heart Health, The 10 Commandments of Parenting, and The 10 Commandments of Marriage. Dr. Young's broadcast ministry, The Winning Walk, can be seen and heard across North America and throughout the world.

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