Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Triumphant Life

Samuel Lamb: 1925-2013

Who is Samuel Lamb some of you may ask? He
was a Chinese Pastor who kept a suitcase packed
during the early years of his ministry for the day
he would be picked up by the Chinese authorities
for his Christian activity. He was arrested in 1958
and subjected to hard labor for the next 20 years.
He had refused to register his church with the government
before his arrest and did not change his mind when he
was released from prison. Today 4,000 people attend
four services at the church.

Pastor Lamb was quoted as saying: "My dear wife died
while I was in prison. I was not allowed to attend her
funeral. It was like an arrow of the Almighty until I
understood that God allows the pain, the loss, the torture,
but we must grow through it."

When asked for a summary of his life and ministry in
one principle he said: "more persecution, more growth."

I am even now looking down at the joy filled face of
an old man, a man who understood what it means to be
intertwined with God and His purposes. You can google
his name and scroll down to pictures.

"Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!


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