Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 72 of 196
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The Missionary of Texas. Encouragement under Privations. Prospects
and Promises which he has'to sustain him. Encouragement
which the Gospel offers for an Increase of Missionaries. Appeals
in behalf of Texas. Claims upon the North and East. Duty of
Extending Aid in behalf of Moral Enterprise.
"IT is all right," said a missionary in Texas, " yes,
it is all right," for a redeemed sinner, honored as an
officer of the highest Court in the universe with an embassy
from the King of Kings to his revolted subjects,
to endure any privations and trials, and make any personal
sacrifices which the service may require, with a
cheerful spirit. "It is all right" to devote time, and
heart, and intellect, and wear out the springs of life in
self-denying toils to promote the Kingdom of such a
Saviour. A glittering crown
a name enrolled among
the sons of light--and everlasting honors which outweigh
ten thousand times the best living sacrifices which
the best Christian minister can offer in the service of
A language truly characteristic of the spirit of the
Gospel. How insignificant do worldly honors and pleasures
appear to one who has a just appreciation of the
richer blessings of the Gospel of Christ. Infinitely
happier is he who is following the footsteps of the blessed
Saviour in sacrifice, privations and suffering, than
the most exalted devotee of earthly pursuits and honors.
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