Born as the Liberian prince, He became a Christian at 14. He went to America at 18 by ship, which during this trip he led the ship crew to Christ. Later on, Samuel wanted to go back to Africa to bring the good news to his people but he passed away before he could. In replacement, God touches the lives of those who were blessed by Samuel to bring the good news to Africa. What an amazing intervention.
Have you ever wondered why Jesus only spent about three years for His ministry? God's time is not our time, He works beyond our imagination, beyond our understanding; He makes sure that His will be done for His glory and for our salvation.
The God who saved Samuel and used him during his short life on earth is the same God who came to the world to die on the cross for our sin. He is also the same God who is working through and in our lives to bring to perfection our lives.
I still can't understand how God is managing His "business". But one thing for sure is if we stand firm, the day will come when He will reward us with the crown of life that we can throw at His feet and praise Him in eternity. Meanwhile, we need to draw ourselves closer to Him, the source of our lives
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever
- Jenni Wang