by Moody Adams The following is an excerpt from a letter Calvin Miller wrote prior to his death. He was a native of Enid, Oklahoma, Dr. Miller grew the Westide Church in Omaha, Nebraska from 10 to over 2,500 members. Since 1999, Dr. Miller had served at Beeson Divinity School (one of my alma maters).
"Missions is a divine madness that hears the voice of God's only begotten, crying from a mountaintop, into all the world (Mt 28:18-20). It takes this cry to bed and pillow every night. It wakes at every dawn, as Christ whispers in the heart, "I was dead, but look--I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades" (Rv 1:18). You must arise for I have come to seek and to save that which was lost. There is no time to waste, the world is loved and doesn't know it. Hold out your hand and I fill it with gold, and you must go out to give the gold away, making rich all those who are poor in spirit (Mt 5:3). Tell all those who starve about the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Rv 19:9).
"To every Christian who reads this book: you are a missionary."
Read the full letter at: http://www.edstetzer.com/2012/08/calvin-miller-in-rememberance.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+delicious%2