Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling—
Calling for you and for me;
Patiently Jesus is waiting and watching—
Watching for you and for me!
Come home! come home!
Ye who are weary, come home!
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
Calling, O sinner, come home!
— Will Lamartine Thompson
Many years ago I remember an instance when a full-timer who was not very gifted in ministering had to preach in a gospel meeting. Many of the saints were a little nervous, because they knew of his difficulty in speaking. When the time came, however, he gave a very good message, using the words from the hymn:
“Come home! Come home!
All ye who are weary come home!”
He did not speak for long, and ended his message with the call “Come home!” Rarely have I heard such a good gospel message. Although he was not eloquent, he used the word of God effectively, and brought in the Spirit. The word of God produced the anointing.
Adapted from Being One with the Ministry, Volume One, page 24.
Tomorrow: “Our Person on Display”