How a Chinese found God



One evening an elderly Chinese said to the great missionary, Hudson Taylor, "Are you a foreigner?" "Yes, I am an Englishman." "Are there books in that bag on the table?" "Yes, there are." "Are you a teacher of a foreign religion?" "Yes; of the Jesus religion." The Chinese then told Taylor that for many years he had been a seeker after truth but could find no religion that could take the burden of guilt from his soul. A few nights before he had had a vision of a man in white who had told him to go into Hangchow, that there he would find a foreigner sitting in an inn with a bag of books on the table before him, that he had visited inn after inn that day, but had found no such person. Finally, he had heard of this inn in the suburb...and as a last hope had entered it.

The missionary then preached the Gospel to him and gave him a New Testament. Two days later he visited his home and found that he had destroyed all his idols and was rejoicing in Jesus Christ as Saviour. Hudson Taylor parted from the man, adoring God, not only for His power to save, but also for His marvelous and miraculous way of leading souls to the messenger and the message of the Gospel. -- C. E. McCartney