Rev. Lon Lorton

January 28, 2018

1 Kings 17:1-6

What can you do with just one dollar?

Brother Andrew was God's smuggler.

The son of a blacksmith, he never finished high school.  But God used this ordinary man, with his bad back, limited education, and no sponsorship or funding to do things that many said were impossible.  From Yugoslavia to North Korea, he penetrated countries hostile to the Gospel in order to bring Bibles and encouragement to believers.

His thirst for adventure led Brother Andrew into the Dutch army at the age of 18.  The atrocities he saw (and committed) as a commando in World War II haunted him with a sense of guilt.  Having not considered himself a Christian, God was able to reach Brother Andrew in a way that the world never did.

Andrew's pursuit of God led him to a Bible college in Scotland.  Without funding or any means of support, he continually received exactly what he needed exactly when he needed it.

Brother Andrew dedicated his life to the needs of the church in communist countries, smuggling Bibles and Christian literature to millions who had never known Christ.  When the doors to communist Europe were opened, Brother Andrew moved the direction of his ministry to serving and strengthening churches in the Middle East and Islamic world.

What might our lives look like if we lived fully for God, relying totally upon God?

We might ask Elijah, or Moses, or Jesus, or Peter.

Can I trust God?  Is God really enough for me?