My heart rose up to the Lord Jesus; I saw Him watching all the scene. My peace came back to me like a wave from God. I realized that I was immortal till my Master’s work with me was done. The assurance came to me, as if a voice out of Heaven had spoken, that not a musket would be fired to wound us, not a club prevail to strike us, not a spear leave the hand in which it was held vibrating to be thrown, not an arrow leave the bow, or a killing stone the fingers, without the permission of Jesus Christ, whose is all power in Heaven and on Earth. He rules all Nature, animate and inanimate, and restrains even the Savage of the South Seas. – John G. Paton
I heard about the great man from John Piper’s 2000 Conference for Pastors. I regularly download podcasts from Desiring God and heard the biography of John G. Paton nearly two years ago. The assurance in God that this man possessed is inspiring. He was not shielded from hardship, yet he persevered to serve his life in love to those who had never heard of Christ. I encourage you to take the time and listen to the biography. I plan on reading Paton’s autobiography soon.
- Listen or download Piper’s biography message, You Will Be Eaten by Cannibals!
- Paton’s autobiography, Banner of Truth Trust