He Stole a Truck
B J Bassett
“So, get going. I’ll be right there with you . . .” Exodus 4:12MSG
We are in a battle between good and evil on foreign soil and on the home front. Many Americans remember historic disastrous days: December 7, 1941, the day President Kennedy was shot, 9/11, and the Las Vegas shooting at a country music festival on October 1, 2017.
On that day, shots rang out in rapid machine-gun fashion over the crowd, killing 58 and wounding more than 500. While many ran for cover, compassionate people helped the injured. One of those who helped was Taylor Winston, a Marine veteran. He ran to the parking lot, stole a truck with the key in it, and transported twenty-plus injured victims to the hospital. There could have been more fatal casualties if not for those who helped others in need of medical assistance.
What about those who are lost and in need of salvation? Will we leave them behind and run for cover, or do we have the compassion to tell them about the Savior so they’ll spend eternity in heaven?
Father, I ask for a compassionate heart. May I run toward the lost with You right there with me. Amen.
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B. J. Bassett encourages others as an author, teacher and speaker. Her books include a contemporary novel, Gillian’s Heart; a historical novel Lily; Sweet Charity; A Touch of Grace—The G.R.A.C.E. Ministries Story; and coauthor of a children’s devotional My Time with God, Focus on the Family, Heritage Builders, with over 55,000 copies sold.
As a contributing writer, publications consist of Writer’s Handbook 2000, The Writer, and The Focus on the Family Guide to Growing a Healthy Home, Wolgemuth& Hyatt, Publishers, Inc.—consistently on Bookstore Journal’s Best-selling Christian Books List from November 1990 - February 1991, and voted the 10 Best Books for 1990 by Today’s Christian Woman.
Magazines, devotional booklets, curriculum and newspaper publishers include Focus on the Family, Woman’s World, The Quiet Hour, Pathways to God, Devotions, Harcourt Brace, WordAction, Gospel Publishing and Times Standard (newspaper).
She teaches writing workshops at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR and at writer’s conferences. As a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries, she tells her story of rejection and acceptance, not only in life, but as a writer as well. She also offers book talks, including discussion questions and shares the journey -- from the seed of an idea to a published book.
Memberships: ACFW and Oregon Christian Writers (OCW).
She enjoys reading, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, munching warm scones oozing with butter and strawberry jam and sipping earl grey tea.