The Long, Winding Road by Chester Mitchell
These were old soldiers. They hadn’t fallen in battle, but something worse had happened. They’d been forgotten. If you’ve ever had that moment when you allowed the question “Why am I doing this?” to linger on the stage of your mind, you can probably relate.
Once smooth and supple, the skin on their faces was now permanently wrinkled. They walked slowly, shoulders bent from years of long, arduous travel from village to village. Their once-muscular legs were now tired, and their calloused feet were beautiful only because they had carried the Gospel. Like Isaiah said, “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news” (Isaiah 52:7—NLT).
They had faithfully served God and their calling on the African continent. After many years of ministry, they had finally decided that their work was completed. Aged, tired, and worn, they packed their sparse belongings, said their final farewells, and boarded a ship for the long voyage home to America……MORE
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