Wednesday, November 18, 2009

unsung heroes of the Christian faith: Edward, Mordecai, and Walt

To the extent that the credit goes to a human being, rather than the prevenient grace of God and the decision in response of those who accept that grace....

Edward D. Kimball was the man that D.L. Moody credits with his salvation.

Billy Graham embraced God's grace at a revival meeting led by Mordecai Ham.

Interestingly, there is a direct five-degrees-of-separation link between Kimball and Graham as well!

Howard Hendricks-- who most people have never heard of, but is arguably the most influential Christian of the 20th century, for his books and especially his work in training pastors and other seminarians-- credits Walt with his faith.

Hendricks writes in Footprints:

"Walt picked up 13 of us boys in my neighborhood. As I understand it, he wanted a Sunday School class. He inquired of the superintendent and was told there was none available. However, any boys he could pick up on the outside were his...Eleven of us eventually went into vocational Christian work."

So, if you feel like you're not getting much done, persevere to the end of the tasks/opportunities that God has provided. Who knows but if you've come to the Kingdom for such a time as this-- and that.


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