Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Perseverance ( 2 Corinthians 4 v 7 - 18 )
William Carey served God in India ( 1793 - 1834 ) ,his
wonderful challenging motto which reads, ''Expect great
things from God, attempt great things for God''. He was a
godly man, during his time in India he translated the
scriptures ,he had just about finished a translation when a
fire destroyed it, this was a great disappointment, but he
did not give up .In spite of difficulties he persevered, this
must be characteristic of every child of God .
O for a faith that will not shrink,
Though pressed by many a foe;
That will not tremble on the brink,
Of poverty and woe.
That will not murmur or complain
Beneath the chastening rod;
But in the hour of grief or pain
Can lean upon its God.
A faith that shines more bright
When tempests rage without
That when in danger knows no fear,
in darkness feels no doubt;
A faith that keeps the narrow way
Till life's last spark is fled
And with a pure and heavenly ray
lights up the dying bed.
Lord give me such a faith as this
And then, whate'er may come,
I taste even now the hallowed bliss
Of an eternal home.
( Words by W H. Bathurst )