Harper's Last Convert
All of us have heard something about the Titanic, which sank, after hitting an iceberg. The Titanic hit an iceberg on April 14, 1912, and many lost their lives because of that accident. There were a few survivors though, and the last one died May 31, 2009. There were a few who were able to tell the story of what happened from their perspective.
An unidentified Scotsman told his story in Ontario one night, while he was telling people about his conversion at a prayer meeting. This is how his story goes:
This man was on the Titanic the night it ran into the iceberg. He was holding onto a piece of debris in the frozen waters. Suddenly a wave brought a man near (John Harper). The man was also holding a piece of wreckage.
The man shouted to him, " Man, are you saved?"
The other man replied back, "No I am not."
Harper shouted back 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved."
Harper was then taken away by the waves. Then the waves brought him back to the man. Harper then asked him, 'Are you saved now?"
"No," The man replied.
Harper then repeated, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved." Harper was not seen after that. But the man told the people at the prayer meeting, "There alone in the night with two miles of water under me, I trusted Christ as my saviour. I am John Harper's last convert."