We have to do with One [he reminded his hearers] who is Lord of all power and might, whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save, nor His ear heavy that it cannot hear; with One whose un changing Word directs us to ask and receive that our joy may be full, to open our mouths wide, that He may fill them.

And we do well to remember that this gracious God, who has condescended to place His almighty power at the command of believing prayer

looks not lightly on the bloodguiltiness of those who neglect to avail themselves of it for the benefit of the perishing….

To those who have never been called to prove the faithfulness of the covenant-keeping God … it might seem a hazardous experiment to send twenty-four European evangelists to a distant heathen land “with only God to look to”; but in one whose privilege it has been, through many years, to put that God to the test—at home and abroad, by land and sea, in sickness and in health, in dangers, necessities, and at the gates of death—such apprehensions would be wholly inexcusable.

Mrs Howard Taylor and George Verwer, Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret (Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2009).

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