And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not
Recently I have just finished reading a remarkable biography of Hudson Taylor, ‘a Man in Christ’. His heart for China is clearly revealed in his saying, “If I had a thousand pounds China should have it- if I had a thousand lives, China should have them. No! Not China, but Christ. Can we do too much for Him? Can we do enough for such a precious Saviour?”
Hudson’s love for China does not flourish from nothing. When his parents got married and they prayed to God for their first born, even before it was conceived that if it is a boy, then he may work for God in China. It is all because China- one of the oldest civilization and greatest empire had always fascinated his father. Then Hudson was born and his father took the time to educate him of China amidst his busy time attending to patients as well.
In the Bible, God told king David about His plan to build the temple but God clearly told David that it would not be built by him (1 Chronicles 28:3). It was through Solomon, King David’s son that God built the temple, but the preparation has started as early as the time when David was still alive and Solomon was young and inexperienced (1 Chronicles 22:5).
God has His own timing. Sometimes we pray and we feel that God is not listening to our prayer and He is just silent. We then think that God is too slow and we try to do things on our own but through the stories in the Bible, we can see God took time to prepare His great work.
Are we ready to be His agent of change in this world? Clinging to Him no matter what the circumstances we are facing? Even when He does not call us to climb to the top of the mountain, but just to go around the valley to prepare the way for the one who will climb to the top of the mountain, would we too obey? Trust in God’s timing, His great work is on the way.
- Jenni Wang