'God loves with a great love the man whose heart is bursting with a passion for the impossible.'
What an amazing thought!!!
This is a quote attributed to William Booth who, with his wife Catherine, founded The Salvation Army, the worldwide church and charity organisation. The couple had a passion for God, a passion for sharing their Christian faith with the 'whosoever', and as the years progressed they developed a passion for bringing the Gospel alive and helping the disadvantaged and the poor.
The Booths didn't start out to found a new 'church' but rather created a Christian 'movement' which emphasised that Christians could have a 'personal relationship' with God through Jesus Christ, could achieve a 'holy life' through the power of the Holy Spirit and then could live that life helping others less fortunate. It was a slow process towards the international organisation we have today, but as it says in the Bible (actually in the New Testament in the book of Luke Chapter 1 verse 37 if you're one of those who likes to know these things)....'For nothing is impossible with God.'
Why am I posting this quote from William Booth today - April 10 2013?
Well, it was on April 10 1829 that William Booth was born, in Nottingham in England.
And William and Catherine Booth are the subjects of my new book - to be published later this year!
At one point in my life becoming an author was a dream which I just thought would be impossible...or at least unreachable. I doubted if there would ever come a day when I would be on the verge of being published.
It just goes to show...it's true...NOTHING is impossible!!!!