Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lord, let me burn out for You....

In 1806 Henry Martyn sailed to India as a missionary at the age of 24.

On his arrival, “Lord, let me burn out for You!” Seven year later he died at the age of 31. 

But in that 7 years he translated the New Testament into three languages!

His final entry in his journal:

Oh! when shall time give place to eternity? When shall appear that new heaven and new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness? There, there shall in no wise enter in any thing that defileth: none of that wickedness which has made men worse than wild beasts, none of those corruptions which add still more to the miseries of mortality, shall be seen or heard of any more.

Help me Lord to have the courage to pray and act on that prayer.


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