On several occasions I have commented on the story of missionary Gladys Aylward. Margaret Leighton of London, England, sent this bit about Gladys to me. Gladys began her adult life as a chambermaid in England. Shortly Jesus called her into missionary work in China. She had no money and less training but after a storybook saga all over Europe she made it to China. Soon the Japanese invaded China.
During WWII Gladys led one hundred orphans through the mountains to a free part of China. One night fear overcame her. After a sleepless night she faced the truth of the impossibility of reaching safety. One of the young girls in her charge reminded her of the saga of Moses leading the children of Israel across the Red Sea. Gladys said, “I know the story, but I’m not Moses.” The girl replied; “of course you aren’t, but God is still God!” Gladys and the orphans made it to safety!
How often do we have to remind ourselves of our inability and then claim the omnipotence of God?
What special Bible verses do you use to remind yourself and others that God is bigger than circumstances? I use Bible verses, songs, quotes from others who have faced similar troubles. One of my favorites is “God will make a way where there is no way.”
2 Corinthians 1:10, “Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;”
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