is literally the "man God made." In his youth there wasno religious background. He lived without thought of God or righteousnessuntil suddenly awakened to his need of God’s transforming fellowship. Hetasted sin’s bitter dregs in youth, only to know in manhood that God was“able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all” he thought or asked.The miracle of his life comes not from a heritage rich in religious values.The key is to be found in the fact that George in his youth opened allavenues of his being to the divine infilling. Henceforth he was a man wholived with eternity in view.He looked, after the shadow of God’s glory rested upon him, beyond timeand saw God. Henceforth he was never again to ask man for body or soulneeds. He realized that God alone was able, and in that realization thepuny supplies of man dwarfed beside the reservoirs of God’s grace whichhe tapped by faith.He learned the secret of getting things from God, the simple expedient of boldly coming to the throne to receive. He practiced this daily forseventy-three years, and in coming he never found the throne vacant northe supplies exhausted. He learned not to bind God by the limits of hisown faith. He asked, knowing that God, Who heard, was able.He has been called
apostle of faith.
The narrative of God’s dealingswith him has been termed
the life of trust.
But I think of him as
He portrays to the highest degree God in life making. Viewedin light of his sinful youth this becomes God in remaking life.