Monday, 7 June 2010

Great runners (part 2)



In 1836, Charles Simeon retired after fifty-four years of leading Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge, UK. He had been extremely influential during his lifetime and had worked hard to develop new leaders.

Yet a friend discovered that this elderly man was still rising at 4:00 a.m. every morning to light his own fire and to spend time reading the Bible, praying, repenting, and spending time with God.

His friend thought this was over-kill. “Mr. Simeon,” he pleaded, “Do you not think that, now that you are retired, you might take things more easily?” “What?!” replied the old Charles Simeon, “
Shall I not now run with all my might when the winning-post is in sight?”

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