E Stanley Jones.jpg“Here I was beginning a new term of service in the trying climate of India and beginning it – broken. It was one of my darkest hours. I could go no further. While in prayer, not particularly thinking about myself, a Voice seemed to say, “Are you ready for this work to which I have called you?” I replied: “No, Lord, I am done for. I have reached the end of my rope.” The Voice replied, “If you will turn that over to me and not worry about it, I will take care of it.” I quickly answered, “Lord I close the bargain right here.” A great peace settled into my heart and pervaded me. I scarcely touched the road as I quietly walked home that night. Every inch was Holy ground. For days after that I hardly knew I had a body. I went through the days, working all day and far into the night, and came down at bedtime wondering why in the world should I ever go to bed at all, for there was not the slightest trace of tiredness of any kind. I seemed possessed by life, and peace and rest. Nine of the most strenuous years of my life have gone by since then and I seem to have tapped into new life for body, mind and spirit, and I had done nothing but take it!”

E. Stanley Jones

Incase you are not aware of who E. Stanley Jones is:

E. STANLEY JONES (1884-1973)

A man who held open-air evangelistic meetings with thousands of people in a predominantly non-Christian country, called the “Billy Graham of India,” he went to India as a missionary with the Methodist Episcopal Church. He began working among the very low castes, including those now called the Dalits. In time he drew the attention of the intelligentsia and was invited to speak to students at universities across India. He was very popular as a speaker, for he did not attack Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, or any other religion in India. Instead he sought to separate the Jesus of the gospels from enculturation in forms of Western civilization. He said, “The way of Jesus should be—but often isn’t—the way of Christianity. Western civilization is only partly Christianized.”

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