How many lost souls, over the decades, have picked up a Gideon Bible in their lonely hotel rooms, not even realizing it was written for them?
How many have been transformed by what they found within?
How many have discovered in its pages the peace that surpasses all understanding?
How many have crossed the threshold into eternal life upon learning that the price of admission is simply repenting and trusting in Christ?
God only knows. But these days, more and more hotel and motel chains are making sure that it won't happen again under their roofs.
As the travel reporter cited in the above article explains, " if [hotel chains are] not putting a Bible in, in many cases, it's just because they don't think people need it, and maybe there's not room for it.”
Right. People don't need it, according to progressive hospitality executives. And there's no room for it, not even in those empty desk drawers.
It makes you wonder what pompous little mid-level managers are making this decision – and if we will witness them trying to justify it on judgment day? I do hope so.