Thursday, May 23, 2013
"The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident."
In his youth, Viggo Olsen was anything but a Christian. He swore, drank, and even argued vehemently in defense of atheism. God had plans for him, however. As unlikely as it may seem, while Olsen was in medical school, he found a drastic change of heart. In fact, after leaving school, Dr. Olsen had one desire: to serve God in a country that desperately needed medical attention.
Dr. Olsen chose a small, populous country named East Pakistan. He founded the Memorial Christian Hospital there, overcoming tremendous odds. When war broke out between West and East Pakistan, the Memorial Christian Hospital kept her doors open. When millions were being slaughtered in the streets by bombs and violent soldiers, Dr. Olsen and his staff were harboring refugees and military generals alike, all the while professing the gospel to all they met. Despite the dangers, no member of the hospital staff was even harmed.
From Dr. Viggo Olsen, we can learn to always persevere for God. No matter how many enemies press in around us, not one can stand against God. Why should we be afraid when God is with us? Nothing can stop God’s will. We must serve Him with confidence.
- Austin Hirsch, Junior
DAILY PRAYER FOCUS
Pray for the elementary, middle school and high school teachers today as they work with students to increase their knowledge. Pray for God’s blessing as they pour themselves into each student.
Praise for the willing service of countless volunteers in the life of our school.