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By Sam Gordon
A story about Oliver Cromwell illustrates what God wants us to do in the time that is remaining to us prior to the second coming of Jesus.
At the time, England was running out of silver for making coins. So Cromwell sent his men to the cathedrals to see if they could find any silver there.
They reported: “The only silver we could find is in the statues of the saints standing in the corners!” To which the crusty statesman replied: “Good! We’ll melt down the saints and put them into circulation!”
That’s where we all belong, in circulation! We don’t belong in a corner of some ancient or modern church building gathering dust. Our natural habitat is out there among people. We have a potentially life-changing message that is well worth sharing. We have a full blown mandate from heaven. We have a global mission not yet finished. We are the men and women to whom God is looking so that the great task of reaching a world without Jesus might progress with speed. �
This article was published by The Faith Mission, Edinburgh, in FIRST! magazine September/October 2008