By A.E. Thompson
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Write down in heaven that I have become Thine, Thine only, and Thine forever. Remember me, O Lord, in the hour of temptation, and let me never depart from this covenant. I feel, O Lord, my own weakness and do not make this in my own strength, else I must fail. But in Thy strength, O Captain of my salvation, I shall be strong and more than conqueror through Him who loved me. “I have now, O Lord, as Thou hast said in Thy Word, covenanted with Thee, not for worldly honors or fame but for everlasting life, and I know that Thou art true and shalt never break Thy holy Word.
It was during this time that he was converted. “As soon as he recovered, he received his certificate and secured a school and taught till the end of September when he went to Toronto, to Knox College, Howard remaining behind and teaching school another year. ” There is an apostolic succession in Presbyterianism which lies deeper than a formal consecration by the laying on of hands—a succession of life, of spirit, of high traditions, of intangible realities. When a lad appears in that succession, it is the crowning glory of a pastor’s ministry.
Simpson, one of the great spiritual leaders of the last century. To be merely factual would fall short of the readers’ expectations. Any attempt to rationalize would rob it of its spiritual impact and deny the supernatural in the life and work of this Christ-centered personality. We cannot overlook the influence of a good home, hard work, self-discipline, and divine providences. If this were done, some might be tempted to suspect the author of trying to glamorize and canonize our founder. But he has done neither.
A.B. Simpson. His Life and Work by A.E. Thompson