Professional cyclist Alessandro De Marchi posted this photo on social media of himself reading a Gideon placed Hotel Bible as he was preparing for the next stage of cycling’s famous Tour de France race.
Described as one of the most gruelling endurance events on earth, riders spend up to six hours a day on their bike with just two rest days over the three week race period in which they cover over 3,000km.
Nothing can prepare or fuel a person better than the Word of God.
The caption read “Maybe it’s the right reading for the stage of tomorrow” but unfortunately for some people in hotel rooms, there will be no tomorrow.
The following note was found written inside the front cover of a Gideon Hotel Bible: “A woman entered the third floor room of a Brighton hotel intending to throw herself to death onto the pavement below. However she saw this Bible and read about the love of our Heavenly Father and later told the Proprietor how He (God) had prevented her from committing suicide.”
If it wasn’t for that Bible being available, there would have been no tomorrow for that woman. We know that having a Bible in bedside tables saves lives. Suicides have been prevented, marriages saved and lives transformed.