Sunday, 23 March 2014

A pause in Lent (3)


“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”

The above quote is from Charles Studd - an evangalist in the late 19th / early 20th Century.  Studd was part of missions to Asia and Africa, and set up the Heart of Africa Mission, which became WEC International.

Studd also had a career as a cricketer - he played in a test match against Australia in 1882 where the "Ashes" were first named. (Further info)

At Lent, we remember Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, and many people make a sacrifice of their own by giving something up for the Lenten period.

Let us remember every day Jesus' sacrifice, and mark this, not just by giving something up for a few weeks, but by making our lives a living demonstration of His sacrificial love.

5 comments:

  1. absolutely spot on, Gaz - as Jesus said in Luke 9 “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross DAILY and follow me" this isn't an occasional Sunday stroll, it is a daily, purposeful walk!

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  2. Another interesting fact about CT Studd: he was the pastor at my church in Ooty between 1900 and 1906 - also mentioned in the Wikipedia article.

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  3. Another interesting fact about CT Studd: he was the pastor at my church in Ooty between 1900 and 1906 - also mentioned in the Wikipedia article.

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  4. I read your post several days ago and it's stayed with me all week and had a big effect on my thoughts, prayers, and hopefully, actions too. Thanks.

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