Tuesday, September 24, 2013

He Wore Their Clothes

He Wore Their Clothes

Hudson Taylor, early 20's loved God.
God put on his heart a love for the people of China so great that he gave up everything to go.

The Lord walked with Hudson Taylor every day. 

Hudson Taylor spent his life in China ministering to the Chinese. 
As a young man, 20's, the Lord impressed on Hudson Taylor's heart to wear Chinese clothes. 
With Chinese clothing the atmosphere changed. 
He was no longer a untrustable foreigner but instead one of them. 

At a young age Hudson Taylor met an older, faithful, fellow evangelist, William Burns. 

Mr. Burns had been evangelizing for many years ahead of Hudson Taylor but William Burns saw the Chinese people were open to Hudson Taylor partly because he wore their clothes and cut his hair. Hudson Taylor wasn't seen as a foreigner. 
 The Chinese invited Hudson into their homes but told William Burns to stay out. 
William Burns then bought and wore Chinese clothes. 

Interesting, Our magnificent God,
is of course, so smart. He knows us, His sheep. 
We are timid and untrusting. 
When He came, He put on our clothing and walked with us so we would feel safe. How is it that the Creator of everything, would go to such effort to connect and comfort us?

What is mankind that You are mindful of them, human beings that You care for them. {Proverbs 8:4}

Thank YOU 
Jehovah Rohi - The Lord my Shepherd 

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