After 25 years of fruitful missionary labor
in Japan and Korea, the angel of pain struck Charles E. Cowman,
the doctor’s diagnosis was: “Worn out”. The result was that he
was transferred from the din of the battle to the seclusion of
the sick chamber; from the glow and glory of the work of the
sick chamber; from the glow and glory of the work he loved so
dearly, to the utter abandonment of it all. Would his faith fail
now at this crucial point? If God were to give him songs in the
night, He must first make the night. The billows which in their
approach threatened to submerge him as they came in, lifted him
to heaven for which he was bound.
If the great adversary had desired that the stroke should mar or
bruise God’s chosen instrument, to arrest God’s work, he was
certainly disappointed for Charles Cowman stood still, beneath
the shadow of the Cross.
All these wonderful devotionals were compiled by Mrs. Cowman.
This daily devotional has received such tremendous response from
all over the world, that it has gone into many editions.