101 Devotionals for Boys from the Lives of Great Christians and 101 Devotionals for Girls from the Lives of Great Christians will both be published in 2017. We’re publishing one or two devotionals a week to give you a taste of what you’ll get in those two gift books. This one is based on a story from With Two Hands: Stories of God at Work in Ethiopia (Hidden Heroes #1).
Dick McLellan grew up in Australia, never hearing about God except as a swear word. When he was fourteen, two women started a Bible school, and he trusted in Christ. Later those ladies gathered a crowd on the street and asked Dick to tell them how Jesus had saved him.
Dick blushed deep red. He was so shy, he would almost rather die than speak in front of a crowd. But somehow he told those strangers what God had done in his life.
Dick had no idea at that time, but God was going to call him to be a missionary to Ethiopia. There he would speak to huge crowds and dangerous criminals, he would face death many times over, and he would take the gospel where it had never been heard.
For all who will answer God’s call, the Christian life is a great adventure. Every one of us can be a bold warrior in the army of God.
“One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts…” ~Psalm 145:4
Thank You, Lord, that I can learn to be brave for You. Help me to trust You step by step as I declare your mighty works to others.