Mighty man of God

March 8th, 2008

I was doing some reading about John Wesley recently for an assignment. He certainly was a busy man and very committed. Here’s a cut and paste from an article I found…

“John Wesley himself was a short frail man, only 5 feet, 4 inches in height and of weak physique. Nevertheless, he exercised a vigorous ministry for more than 50 years. He traveled more than 250 000 miles, mostly in horse and buggy; preached more than 40 000 sermons; wrote 25 massive volumes on a variety of subjects; and mastered a working knowledge of 10 languages. For much of his ministry he rose at 4:00am to pray and travel to his first preaching site, and he regretted greatly when age and increasing frailty forced him to stay in bed as late as 5:30am. At age 86 he finally limited himself to preaching two sermons a day”.

I turn 41 later this year and I think I would struggle to keep up with him even when he was old. I am glad that when he turned 86 he decided to slow down a bit! What a mighty man of God.