HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;” Acts 26:16
A servant and a spokesman, Jesus made Paul. I am intended, my Lord has appointed me, to wear the twofold title.
Servant I am to be. Servant shackled by the unbreakable chains of gratitude to the Master who has redeemed me with His tears and blood. Servant smote with a passion of longing to resemble the Master in His blamelessness and beauty. The servant who hears morning by morning the royal voice of the Master, clear, authoritative, absolute as no other voice in all the world, sending him forth to duty and delight. The servant who shares the very pulsing life and Holy Spirit of the Master Himself. Servant and friend at one and the same time — slave and brother.
Spokesman I am to be. There are hidden things indeed that I cannot reveal, intimacies of communion, moments on the Mount with Christ about which, in their mystery and miracle, I can say little to anyone. My gracious King has His secrets for me, with which no stranger is allowed to intermeddle. But I shall be sadly lacking in loyalty to Jesus and in love for souls if I do not tell some of the great things He has done for me. I must ask for deliverance from the false modesty and the unworthy pride which keep me mute.
Servant and witness — far above riches, honours, and triumphs, these names raise me. There are no names so much to be desired.
Their lowliness is better than the world’s loftiness,
their subordination is better than the world’s originality,
their self-crucifixion is better than the world’s self-pleasing.