It is the sob of God
It is the anguished cry of Jesus as He weeps over a doomed city
It is the cry of Paul, 'I could wish that myself where accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh.'
Evangelism is the heart ringing plea of Moses, 'Oh, this people have sinned... Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin...; if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.'
It is the cry of John Knox 'Give me Scotland or I die.'
It is the declaration of John Wesley, 'The world is my parish.'
It is the prayer of Billy Sunday, 'Make me a giant for God.'
It is the sob of a parent in the night, weeping over a prodigal child.
It is the secret of a great church.
It is the secret of a great preacher and a great Christian.