Believing and Obeying Jesus Christ: The Urbana ’79 Compendium
Edited by John W. Alexander
Chapter 11: What Can One Person Do?
Is there anybody here who knows God? You’d be glad to raise your hands this morning and be counted. But suppose your answer would send you off to the Gulag Archipelago? Suppose it meant the sacrifice of the most precious thing in your life? or a lion’s den? a blazing furnace? a shower of rocks? an Auca spear in your back? …
I would not be truthful if I did not admit that the price of knowing him, of putting faith in him and of understanding who he is has sometimes seemed high to me. I’ve often felt like St. Theresa who said to God, “If this is the way you treat your friends, no wonder you have so few!” But neither would I be a faithful witness if I did not also say that it’s worth the price – it’s infinitely worth the price – and that God will never fail you.