Chiang Kai-Shek's Discovery

A few years before the take-over of mainland China by the Reds, General Chiang Kai-Shek, the Chinese Nationalist leader, was seized by a junior general and held captive. It appeared at the time that he might lose his life. Eventually the matter was amicably settled; and what might have been a telling incident in Chinese military history ended tamely. However, it did become an epoch-maker in the General's life. It was revealed in a speech he made in 1937, shortly after he regained his liberty. This was his remarkable testimony: "I have been a Christian, as you know, for nearly ten years, and during that time I have been a constant reader of the Bible. When my sudden capture, and imprisonment took place, I found myself under detention without having a single earthly belonging.
"From my captors I asked but one thing—a copy of the Bible. In my solitude I had ample opportunity for reading and meditating; and there in my prison cell, reading and meditating upon that sacred Book, the greatness and love of Christ burst upon me with new inspiration. It flooded my heart, increasing my strength to struggle against evil, to overcome temptation, and to uphold righteousness.
"The greatness and love of Christ burst upon me," the general repeated.
Reader, have you, like General Chiang Kai-Shek, been overwhelmed with the GREATNESS and LOVE of Christ as it is displayed in the gospel of the grace of God? Have you appropriated the blessing of it? General Chiang Kai-Shek, in his hour of need and under most trying circumstances, found the all-sufficiency of Christ. The Word of God was his comfort in the few weeks of his imprisonment.
Will you listen to the message that Word brings YOU? "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief." 1 Tim. 1:1515This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. (1 Timothy 1:15).
Trust Him NOW. BELIEVE HIS WORD. Let the mighty love of Jesus flood your heart with its cleansing power. It will impart new life, the life of God Himself; as His own, your life will have new meaning and joy.
"He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." John 1:11, 1211He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (John 1:11‑12).