Monday, December 31, 2012
James Martin, Pioneer Medical Missionary in Antioch
This little bio is well written, concise, clear and full of the life of a man whose heart was devoted to serving his Lord and Master. The book recounts the witness of a man sent by a small Irish denomination to reach the lost and needy of Syria and Lebanon. It is a fascinating, challenging and encouraging read. One question was constantly in my mind - where are the men of this calibre today? Where are the men who will preach to the unreached, plant churches, set up schools and set up dispensaries displaying the mercy of the Lord? James Martin could have been an exceptional pastor in the home church or a leading medic - but his heart was in tune with God's plan for the world - to reach those who had not been reached. O that the Lord would put the same mindset into the hearts of 21st century pastors to go where His great name has not been heard or little known.
Any theological students reading this blog - you simply must read this. Any young person reading this blog - you must take up and read and pray that the Lord of the ends of the earth might raise up more men with such a love for the Lord Jesus. Read and fall into the earth yourself and die so that there might be some fruit from your short life.
Posted by David J. McCullough at Monday, December 31, 2012