You may never have seen a chameleon (ka-meel-yon)…it’s a lizard that can change its color, which
lets it hide in whatever surroundings. And you may never have known a person who changed from devilish to angelic.
Reverend Gary Ellsworth of Raytown who loves to help Christians learn how to spread the Good News of Christ,
tells of a woman who men laughingly called “The Two-dollar-and-thirty-two cent prostitute.” Because when she ran
out of cigarettes, she would give herself for the price that a pack cost at that particular time.
After hearing such a pitiful report, Brother Ellsworth stopped her on the street
and began talking to her about Jesus Christ. She was receptive, and said the Sinner’s Prayer with him.
Then he pointed to a small church down the street, and told her to show her seriousness by starting to visit there regularly.
Months later he was in a business when he heard his name called, and it was a very nice-looking lady who walked
up to Gary and his wife and said, “I’m (let‘s call her Amy)!”
By this time, Gary’s wife was as curious as he, as to who this pretty blonde was.
And “Amy” said, “You led me to Christ on the street,” and she named the date and the
nearby town where Gary had talked to her.
She no longer went by that down-grading name. She was a new creature, just as Jesus had said: “Therefore
if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (I Cor.
5:17) All because Gary took a moment for her.
I’ve told you at other times about a man I knew when I was a teen-ager, who changed instantly from a
husband and father that his family dreaded to hear come home at night…changed into a loving husband and parent. And
another person right here in our town who made the same change from gutter to glory. In a moment’s time, when they decided
to follow Christ. If you haven’t already, you can make the same change from a life that is ugly to one that is beautiful.
“Confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt
be saved.” (Romans 10:9) Talk to Him right now. It’s later than you think.