Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ordinary People and books

It is those who do the
labor around us who
perhaps have the greatest
influence. Read Iain
Murray: co-founder of
Banner of Truth Publishing,
being interviewed in Table Talk.

TT: Who are some of the people you have learned from the most in your ministry?

IM: I owe a great debt to many people. In my university years, there was no one who impressed me more as a Christian than Sarah Cochrane, a Salvation Army woman, who washed the floors in our college and had to live with a drunken husband. Among my greatest helpers were older men who led me to good books: F.J. Hobbs (a tailor) and S.M. Houghton (a schoolmaster). Later on, my generation had the privilege of knowing John Murray (who spent much of his life at Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia) and Martyn Lloyd-Jones. They were humble, godly leaders.

We never know how our lives will touch others. For example, how few of the names of mothers are known to the world, but how different Christian history would have been had their hidden ministry not been exercised. And what Christian man can say how much he owes to his wife? For all Christians, the words are true: “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Gal. 6:9).


melissa said...

Thanks for this today, sweetness. Oh, and btw, got the E. Sherrill book last week. Love reading the comments.

Thanks! :)

podso said...

Wonderful Bonnie. Thanks for posting this. Second time I've read m. L. Jones in a day.