WISE MEN VENTURE FORTH
I imagine the wise men were asked, “Well, why do you want to take this foolish and dangerous trip? Why are you going to all this trouble?” “Why,” the wise men must have replied, “Because we have heard a story from Scripture; we have seen the star in the sky; and we have felt a stirring in our souls.” Like Abraham of old, the wise men went out, not knowing whither they went. And wise men of ever generation have done the same. William Carey, an English shoemaker, read our Lord’s Great Commission. He realized the responsibility of taking the Gospel to every creature. In the face of severe opposition and ridicule, he traveled to that far-off land of India and labored seven years before he saw even one soul won to Christ. He worked relentlessly and translated the Bible into several languages. And he became known as the “father of modern missions.” David Livingstone demonstrated the same venture of…
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