…the truth of the gospel, which has come to you, as it has also in all the world,
and is bringing forth fruit. Colossians 1:5-6
As a young man, Anthony Rossi emigrated from Italy. He sailed into New York harbor, but his plans were to move to the South and become a farmer. One day he visited the library at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue and found a book on agriculture. He sat down to read it at one of the long tables. Another book was sitting there, entitled The Life of Christ. Rossi, who knew little about Christ, began reading it and was transfixed. The next day he purchased a Bible and became engrossed in its message.
Rossi became both a Christian and a farmer. He’s remembered today as the citrus king of Florida and the founder of Tropicana orange juice. He became a leading Christian businessman in the twentieth century, a man whose legacy far exceeds the “100% pure squeezed sunshine” that made him famous.
There are lots of books in the library, but only the life of Christ can truly change us. Only the Bible can produce lasting fruit in our lives. God’s message can transform you into someone you could never become on your own. He brings true sunshine to your soul.
“Be honest. Don’t look back. Keep looking ahead.… And, above all, listen to God. Have faith in God. Let Him guide you.”—Anthony Rossi