To Do God’s Will
Concerning Percy Mather, pioneer missionary to
Mr. Mather viewed missionary life as one tremendous sacrifice which he had made once, and which with complete knowledge of all its demands, he was prepared to make again.
AND here is another
… the light calls things by their proper names…
A former missionary to the
“As I rose from the table my right foot slipped on the earth floor, and I said the house lad must have dropped a banana skin. I put my hand lantern near the floor and a snake was scuttling away…
“What I had called a banana skin was really a snake, but this was only revealed by the light of the lantern. In telling this incident to others I might always have said I slipped on a banana skin had the light not revealed otherwise… the light calls things by their proper names…
“While my feet stood in the dark I called the thing I slipped on a banana skin, but the light showed that it was a snake, and which was I to believe? Persist in calling it a banana skin when the light showed it was a snake? How foolish!
“When God, by His Spirit or through His Book calls a thing sin, shall I call it a human frailty, a weakness, or that I was just made like that?”
“Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” Psalm 119:105