“You’ll Be Eaten By Cannibals!”

When [missionary John G. Paton] resolved to go to the unreached tribes of the South Sea Islands in 1856, a Christian gentleman objected, “You’ll be eaten by cannibals!” To this Paton responded:

“Your own prospect is soon to be laid in the grave, there to be eaten by worms; I confess to you, that if I can but live and die serving and honoring the Lord Jesus, it will make no difference to me whether I am eaten by cannibals or by worms; and in the Great Day my resurrection body will arise as fair as yours in the likeness of our risen Redeemer.”

Excerpted from John Piper’s Thanksgiving for the Lives of Flawed Saints

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