Amanda Berry Smith was an American evangelist and former slave born in 1837. She founded an orphanage home and was often called “God’s image carved in ebony.”
Working as a washerwoman, her job required bending over all day. This resulted in backaches. Walking home after work one evening, she met a friend who asked if she was going to the fair that night. Even though she had been gifted with free tickets, she talked to God about it because she was very weary.
Ultimately, Amanda attended the fair and took salvation tracts with her. She encountered a young man named Charlie, who did not claim faith in Jesus. Believing she was led by God, Amanda gave a tract to young Charlie and encouraged him to read it. Several days later, Amanda heard that Charlie had died. She thanked God for giving her strength to obey Him even though she did not know of Charlie’s response. Just like Amanda Smith, we should act on what we know from God’s Word.