I’ve Got My Word

John Paton, the pioneer missionary to the New Hebrides, was translating the Scriptures into the language of the people of the southern seas. He had great difficulty in securing a word for faith for there seemed to be no equivalent in their language. He made it a matter of special prayer. One day one of his workers came in from a hard day’s work, and leaned back in a lounge chair and said, ‘I am so tired I feel I must lean my whole weight on this chair’
‘Praise God,’ said Paton, ‘I’ve got my word. “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever leaneth his whole weight on him shall not perish, but have everlasting life”.