A Word On Courage, Endurance, and Suffering

David Livingstone

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Easter Reflections

Today in my Easter sunday Message I quoted Scottish medical-missionary, explorer, and abolitionist David Livingston (1813-1873). Missionaries are heroes for me and Livingstone was one of the most courageous even if he was not one of the most effective. No one ever doubted his courage or commitment.

He was asked how he could take all the risks, endure all the dangers, suffer all the deprivations he experienced in his travels through the interior of Africa.

His answer?

“Without Christ, not one step,
with Christ, anywhere.”

May you, because of the resurrection of Christ, be so fearless and focused that you too will take no step without Christ, and every step, everywhere for his glory.


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