Reading about the life of a great educator and missionary has brought me to tears.
I will paraphrase this missionary's summation of his argument with the Lord that he was a broken reed, and how could God send him as a missionary??
"What, Lord, to the heathen?
To the savages?
To an early death?
To an everlasting separation from home and native land?
I cannot go.
I am a timid youth.
Send anybody but me.
I fear death. I fear danger. I am a broken reed."
In infinite sweetness and patience, the Lord said,
"I promise you something better than courage.
I promise you My strength.
I promise you something better than long life.
I will be with you when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death
and you shall fear no evil."
Praise be unto God.
Love those missionaries!
and I love you for visiting my blog! Thanks.
Yes, that Christian missionary built Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey in the 1800's.
The view from Robert College overlooking the Bosphorus as it flows past Istanbul.