Daily Topic for October 01, 2008
What fearsome words: “Moses is dead.” Moses was the man through whom God had done great and mighty works in Egypt and in the wilderness. Joshua, to whom God spoke these words, had been simply an assistant. Today, our generation stands in awe of the missionary giants of previous eras. William Carey, Hudson Taylor, Cameron Townsend, and Donald McGavran are no longer walking among us. Nevertheless, God’s challenge to us today rings as clear and sure as this word to Joshua centuries ago: “Now you, and all these people, get ready to move.” Thus the torch of responsibility passes from generation to generation. Are you ready to take the torch?
Thank the Lord for those who have gone before us. Pray for His anointing for those who will lead in the near future.
“We believe your Yesu to be the only true swami…. If you will stay with us and teach us, or if you will send others to do so, we will all become Christians.” Evelyn Harris was deeply moved as she read the little booklet about the eager reception of the gospel among people of the “Mountains of Death” in Tamil Nadu, south India.
But in 1909, Evelyn was already 30 years old and she knew her doting father would never give his consent to her involvement. Evelyn was the beauty of the family, and very much loved and needed in her luxurious London home.
Then one day Jesse Brand, a young missionary from India, came to speak at Evelyn’s Baptist church, and Evelyn went to hear him. After he began to speak, she realized that it was he who had written the thrilling pamphlet, which told of the invitation from the people of the “Mountains of Death.” In response to his appeal she answered silently, “Here am I. Send me!” From that day on her heart was set on India.
Evelyn had no idea how hard it would be to leave home, family and friends. Her mother was not well, and though Evelyn did not know it at the time, she would never see her father again. But they gave their consent, though reluctantly. (Continued tomorrow)Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for faithful Christian parents to put their children in the hands of the Lord, and allow Him to send them wherever He wills.