The media, as they pursue our attention, often confuse us by making us think that the really important thing is who wins the World Cup, or who wins the World Series, or what political party is ahead. Today’s devotional should help us all to refocus and see what is truly important. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
II Corinthians 5:14
“I shook hands, after the sermon this morning, with a good missionary of Christ from Western Africa. He had been there sixteen years. I believe that they reckon four years to be the average of a missionary’s life in that malarious region. He had buried twelve of his companions in the time. For twelve years he had scarcely seen the face of a white man. He was going to Africa to live a little while longer, perhaps, but he expected soon to die; and then he added (I thought sweetly) as I shook his hand, ‘Well, many of us may die: perhaps hundreds of us will do so; but Christ will win at the last! Africa will know and will fear our Lord Jesus; and what does it matter what becomes of us — our name, our reputation, our health, our life — if Jesus wins at the last?’ What heroic words!” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XXXVI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1890), p. 60]