I got this email from a friend of mine last week who lives in Virginia:
My 92 year old aunt who lives in a nursing home in California. Despite her age and being confined to a wheel chair much of the time, she has a very sharp mind. She spends her days reading the Bible and other books. In a note at Thanksgiving she commented that there were times she didn’t understand the Bible and what it was trying to say, and so the idea of sending a copy of “A Man Like No Other” to her for Christmas hatched. Her faith and love of art, I hoped, would make it a great gift.
Today I got a note from her thanking me for the things my family sent. I thought you’d enjoy her comment on your book:
“I thank you—the beautiful book arrived before the 24th, what a surprise! The illustrations were beautiful and the written word was very good. I have read this beautiful treasure several times and it so touched my heart, it felt so real it brought tears, and I thank you for this lovely piece of work. I love it, so much, and thank you. Although I was lonely at Christmas, Jesus took me by his hand and we enjoyed a few words together. His love touches me so and he is always there for me.”
One of the joys of putting some things out in the world is to hear stories about the way people are touched by God. Every songwriter, artist, author knows what I’m talking about. This brought a huge smile to my face when I read it, grateful that God makes himself known in moments like that.