Can God call children or rather does God call children? What he can do is infinite; what he does do brings the question down to practicalities. The book Father Calling presents stories of children who received intimations of God’s plan for their lives at a young age. Take Charles Spurgeon for example, or Lord Shaftsbury, or Hudson Taylor, to mention a few. Sometimes the call was direct but more often it came as a result of life experience as in the case of William Quarrier who founded the Quarrier Homes in Scotland. Growing up in the slums of Glasgow, William knew what it was to feel hungry and sometimes homeless. And so he determined to give his life to help other children like himself find a place of comfort and safety from the cruelty of a fallen world.Continue reading...
Words spoken by saints about to depart for their heavenly Home often affect us deeply. John Sung, who did so much to establish God’s work in China, had a dying message for the Church today. “The work of the future is to be the work of prayer,” he gasped.
“There is no way that Christians, in a private capacity, can do so much to promote the work of God and advance the Kingdom of Christ as by prayer,” said Jonathan Edwards.Continue reading...
I gave up all for Christ, and what have I found? I have found everything in Christ.
—John Calvin. (p. 92.)
It is easy to appear a Daniel in a country where there are no lions. (p. 141.
We need not make so much effort to defend the Bible as to practice it . p. 199.
To speak well, is to sound like a cymbal, but to do well, is to act like an angel.
—Phillips Brooks. (Ibid.)
Blessed is any weight, however overwhelming, which God has been so good as to fasten with His own hand upon our shoulders.
—F. W. Faber. (p. 218)