Did you know that Francis Schaeffer’s ministry was the result of being a good father? Today’s devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 111:10 (ESV)
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all those who practice it have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever!
“In the 1960s, there was an American girl attending college in Switzerland. At the school she met a lot of young postmodern Europeans. They were steeped in philosophy, humanism, atheism, and nihilism, and some of they doubted that they even existed. They had no reference point ― other than their own emotions and insight ― to make sense of the world. They didn’t know that they were looking for something infinite.
“In contrast, this American girl had no problem intellectually with the questions she faced. Her friends asked her why she seemed to content. She said, ‘Because I believe that the infinite, personal God made us, and we’re not simply part of nature. We are created in the image of God. Evil is not just something out there that looks unpleasant; it is truly evil because it’s contrary to Him. God has made Himself known in the Bible. The paramount idea of the Bible is the person of Jesus Christ who came to save us from sin. Through Him we can know God and enjoy everything He has given. We can die in hope.’
“They asked her where she learned these things. She told them she had learned them from her father. So they came to her home and her father, Francis Schaeffer, began to show them how their worldview ultimately ended in despair. A few of these young people trusted in Christ, and soon people from all over the world were coming to L’Abri, ‘the shelter.’
“Hundreds of searching young men and women found rest from a transplanted American who knew God. As a matter of fact, his ministry got so big, he quit everything else. He did nothing but work with these twentieth-century modernistic guys. With patience, wisdom, and the power of the Spirit, he brought them to the knowledge of God and to the knowledge of life through Jesus.” [Tommy Nelson, A Life Well Lived: A Study of the Book of Ecclesiastes, (Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2005), p. 39-40]