Monday, August 04, 2014

Moody: little things

Monday, August 4, 2014
    Feast of John Vianney, Curè d’Ars, 1859
    Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”
    —John 4:27 (NIV)
    There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord; but few of us willing to do little things... Look at that wonderful sermon that [Jesus] preached to that lone woman at the well of Samaria. He was tired and weary, but he had time and the heart to preach to her. This is but one of many instances in the life of the Master from which we may learn a precious lesson. If the Son of God had time to preach to one soul, cannot every one of us go and do the same?
    ... Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899), The Gospel Awakening, Chicago: Fairbanks and Palmer Publishing Company, 1885, p. 154 (see the book)
    See also John 4:27; Luke 7:39; John 3:1-3; 9:35-37; Acts 8:26-27; Rom. 10:20
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, help me to know whom I should preach the Gospel to.
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