Tuesday, November 29, 2005

No reserve, No Retreats, No Regrets

This man was mentioned in the sermon on Sunday by the pastor. I can only remember his first name, and with some difficulty the three things he wrote at the back of his bible.

This guy didn't have an illustrious career as a missionary, though he wanted to be one. But what he wrote at the back of his Bible is a shining example to all of us.

The man was Wiiliam Borden. He died at 25 studying Arabic to prepare himself to spread the word to the Muslims in China.

After travelling the world and given the burden of evangelism, he wrote this at the back of his Bible. "NO RESERVES"

When he was offered great jobs after leaving college, he stuck to his mission of going forward to spread the Word. He wrote two more words. "NO RETREATS"

When his body was brought home from Egypt, where he fell sick, and passed away learning Arabic to prepare for his mission, they found these words written at the back of his Bible. "No Regrets"

In his 25 years of living, even though he did not fulfil his mission of going to the field, this MAN has shown us all a simple, yet profound truth.

Take the time to read his short story here.

2 comments:

Kismet said...

I like this story...I think the 3 words sum up what life should be about..Liked it so much I wrote about it on my blog too ha

zlel said...

how come reserve doesn't deserve capitalisation?