Monday, September 19, 2011

Words from our founder: Let us draw water

Hagar and Ishamel in the wilderness.
(By Gustave Doré)
Hagar was sent away by Abraham into the wilderness. After travelling a long way with her son, Ishmael, she found that the contents of her only bottle of water were depleted.

She was in a desert place. There was no hope. She sat the child under a shrub and then sat down across from him at a distance and wept. It seemed that the child was lost. A thirsty child, empty bottle, a scorching sun. She expected him to die.

But there was one factor she had forgotten to take into account. We also tend to forget this when we pass through difficulties. There is a God. He revealed a well of water to the woman who went about with an empty bottle. God may have deprived you of small possibilities in order to give you great ones.

We carry bottles; God has wells. Let us draw water from the wells of salvation.

Excerpted from Richard Wurmbrand’s book, Reaching Toward the Heights. You can order this book on our online catalogue or by contacting our office.

The Voice of the Martyrs was founded in the mid-1960s by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned and tortured by Communist authorities in his native Romania for 14 years. While still in prison, Pastor Wurmbrand envisioned a ministry that would focus on the plight of the persecuted Church, raise a voice on their behalf, and provide encouragement and assistance to them. For more information, please visit our website.

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