Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Holy Ghost

Away in the province of Shansi, and in the station of Ho-tsin, I met two men, one a scholar, and the other a farmer.

There was a great contrast in their appearance and in their whole bearing; the scholar, a thorough gentleman, the older farmer, just a rough countryman.

I travelled with them both along the road for two or three days together, so that I had a fair opportunity of seeing them.

When the old farmer preaches he has very little to say, whereas the scholar is really a beautiful preacher; but it is that old farmer who has been the means of leading most of those who are now members of the church at Ho-tsin to a saving knowledge of Christ.

I was told that he had got practically only one prayer, and every time he prayed he repeated it. His prayer is always, "Oh, that the power of the Holy Ghost may be with us."

This is his prayer; and the power of the Holy Ghost is always with that simple old man.

Taken from the book "A Threefold Cord", compiled by Helena Garratt, Pg 278

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. Romans 5:5
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14

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