John Geddie served as a missionary on the island of Aneityum, which is in modern day Vanuatu. He bravely shared the Gospel with a people that practiced strangling and cannibalism and in his day saw 25 churches established and even a translation of the New Testament. While we would not agree with all that John Geddie taught, his example of compassion should be imitated.

Force will not do. Only the compulsion of love will avail. Was it not the love of Christ that softened your hard hearts? Use no weapon but that which our Redeemer uses, the weapons of love. Let us constantly keep our hearts open ‘unto Him that loved us and washed us from our sins.’

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