A doctor was sitting at his desk one morning sorting through the mail and papers, which his housekeeper had laid out on his desk. Most of what he read he threw into the wastebasket. Then he noticed a magazine, which wasn’t even addressed to him, but delivered to his office by mistake. It fell open to an article entitled, ‘The Needs of the Congo Mission’. Casually, he began to read and was suddenly consumed by these words: ‘The need is great here. We have no one to work the northern province of Gabon in the central Congo. And it is my prayer as I write this article that God will lay his hand on one – one on whom, already the Master’s eyes have been cast – and that he or she shall be called to this place to help us.’ Dr Albert Schweitzer closed the magazine and wrote in his diary: ‘My search is over.’ He gave himself to the Congo. (…) It was a God-incident. – If we are seeking God, he will intervene to keep us on the road He has planned for our lives.

J. John

J. John, Soul Purpose, Authentic Media (2008), p.250-251