Gospel tracts have the amazing ability to deliver their message to many souls that the distributor of the tract will never even meet. Hudson Taylor, who was used of the Lord to reach countless souls in China, is an excellent example of this.
One day while seeking something to read, Hudson turned over a basket of tracts in his father's library and selected one that looked interesting. While reading it he was struck with the phrase, "The finished work of Christ." Immediately the words attracted his attention. "What was finished?" he asked himself. Reading further, the tract explained the finished work as "a full and perfect atonement and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world."
Then Hudson thought, "If the whole work was finished on the cross of Calvary, and the whole debt of sin paid, what is there left for me to do?" Hudson was thus convinced, as the light of God's truth flashed into his soul by the Holy Spirit, "There was nothing to be done but to fall down on my knees and accept the Saviour and His salvation and praise Him forever."
Hudson Taylor was seventeen years old at the time. He then went on to faithfully serve His Saviour for 51 years in China, founding the China Inland Mission which employed more than 800 Christian missionaries and established more than 300 local offices in China. What a marvelous harvest God reaped from just one seed sown!
—Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor