Good Words for Today: February 21

In the late 1920s Christians in China faced intense persecution. Twelve China Inland Mission workers had been killed and many others had been withdrawn from their stations for their own safety. An urgent call went out for 200 new workers to come to China to help spread the gospel. In 1931 missionary Frank Houghton penned a hymn called “Facing a Task Unfinished” in support of that appeal. The goal was reached by the end of that year. Here is the first verse of the hymn: Facing a task unfinished That drives us to our knees A need that, undiminished Rebukes our slothful ease We, who rejoice to know Thee Renew before Thy throne The solemn pledge we owe Thee To go and make Thee known Keith and Kristyn Getty recently recorded a new version of this hymn. On this Sunday, February 21, 2016, thousands of churches will sing “Facing a Task Unfinished” as part of a global movement to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus. I hope you’ll take a few moments to watch the video and learn the words to this powerful missionary hymn.

February 21, 2016

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