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.