8.29.2012

The cost.

Adoniram Judson asked his future father-in-law: "I have now to ask whether you can consent to part with your daughter early next spring, to see her no more in this world; whether you can consent to her departure for a heathen land, and her subjection to the hardships and sufferings of a missionary life; whether you can consent to her exposure to the dangers of the ocean; to the fatal influence of the southern climate of India; to every kind of want and distress; to degradation, insult, persecution, and perhaps a violent death? Can you consent to all this for the sake of Him who left His heavenly home, and died for her and for you; for the sake of perishing immortal souls; for the sake of Zion and the glory of God? Can you consent to all this in hope of soon meeting your daughter in the world of glory, with a crown of righteousness brightened by the acclamations of praise which shall redound to her Saviour from heathens saved, through her means, from eternal woe and despair?" 

He said yes.

Adoniram and Ann married a year later and moved to Burma... & she never saw her dad again.

There is a cost to following Christ. Are we willing to pay the price & spread the Good News throughout the whole earth? 

"Behold, I am sending you at as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. " -Matthew 10:16