Warmth in Giving

When Paul and Carol Bramsen were serving as missionaries in Senegal in West Africa, they found themselves at a crossroad.  Should they proceed in opening a Christian reading room?  Paul tells the story on today's Footsteps.  Near the end of the episode, Paul makes reference to a particular entry in Charles Spurgeon's devotional Morning and Evening.  The devotion is based on Genesis 46:3-4 (KJV):

"Fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again."

First, listen to Paul's story on Footsteps.  Then read Spurgeon's following admonition:

"Let us exercise Jacob's confidence.  'Fear not,' is the Lord's command and his divine encouragement to those who at his bidding are launching upon new seas; the divine presence and preservation forbid so much as one unbelieving fear.  Without our God we should fear to move; but when he bids us to, it would be dangerous to tarry.  Reader, go forward, and fear not."(1)

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1. Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening (Wilmington, Delaware: Cross Publishing, 1970), 133.


About The Author

Andy Napier

Andy Napier is the host and producer of TWR’s 2-minute daily feature called “Footsteps.” Previously, Andy served for 24 years with WMBW (Moody Radio Chattanooga, Tennessee) in several capacities including Program Director and Host of the Morning Program. Andy and his wife, Kathy, along with their two boys, Sam (13) and John Edward (10), made the move to North Carolina in October of 2013 to serve as missionaries with TWR.

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