HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:” Hebrews 11:32

It would take too long to recount the stories of the faith.

Ah, then, the saints, the confessors, the martyrs, the conquerors, are more in number than I sometimes suppose. In my moods of doom and gloom, my seasons of pessimism and despair, I imagine that Satan is getting a victory in the world and that Christ has few faithful servants and few good soldiers. But I am wrong. The Lord has His hidden ones — He never leaves Himself without many witnesses. Therefore, let mine be a more hopeful spirit.

It would take too long to recount the stories of the faith.

Indeed, there is no cause to prolong the story. As much as Christ’s real and steadfast followers have differed one from another, their resemblances have been far more than their differences.

They all entered by the gate of faith.

They all trod the way of obedience.

They all sought the city which has the foundations.

Is their Redeemer mine?

Is their experience mine?

Is their mother-country mine?

I am near to kin with Abraham, with Joseph, with Moses, with David, with those of whom the world was not worthy — because their eyes and mine are fixed together on Jesus, the same yesterday and today and forever! The languages of the earth are many, the language of Heaven is one.

Author: Patriarch Gregg

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