在非洲辛苦事奉十六年之后，传教士 David Livingstone回到自己故乡苏格兰。因为曾经二十七次发高烧 ，很多血管受摧残，他也变得骨瘦如柴。因为被狮子咬伤，他的左臂也残废了。在格拉斯哥大学演讲时，他说：你们是否知道我是怎么度过这些艰难和孤独？答案就是：上帝的应许---我就常与你们同在，直到世界的末了。
The Promise Is Ours
I am with you always, Even to the end of the age.
When David Livingstone returned to his native Scotland after sixteen difficult years as a missionary and explorer in Africa, his body was emaciated by the ravages of some twenty-seven fevers that had coursed through his veins during the years of his service. His left arm hung useless at his side, the result of his being mangled by a lion.
Speaking to the students at Glasgow University, he said “Shall I tell you what sustained me during the hardship and loneliness of my exile? It was Christ’s promise, Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of age.”
That promise is ours as well. No matter what trials we face, Christ never leaves us. He is with us every step of the way! Keep that promise before you today- and always.