- Trevin Wax - http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevinwax -
I Never Made a Sacrifice
Posted By Trevin Wax On February 9, 2013 @ 3:39 am In Quotes of the Week | 4 Comments
People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa.
Can that be called a sacrifice which is simply paid back as a small part of a great debt owing to our God, which we can never repay?
Is that a sacrifice which brings its own blest reward in healthful activity, the consciousness of doing good, peace of mind, and a bright hope of a glorious destiny hereafter?
Away with the word in such a view, and with such a thought! It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege.
Anxiety, sickness, suffering, or danger, now and then, with a foregoing of the common conveniences and charities of this life, may make us pause, and cause the spirit to waver, and the soul to sink; but let this only be for a moment. All these are nothing when compared with the glory which shall be revealed in and for us.
I never made a sacrifice.
- African missionary David Livingstone, Cambridge University, December 4, 1857.
Article printed from Trevin Wax: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevinwax
URL to article: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevinwax/2013/02/09/i-never-made-a-sacrifice/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevinwax/files/2013/01/David-Livingstone-280x280_tcm4-556910.jpg
Copyright © 2009 The Gospel Coalition Blog. All rights reserved.