Posted by Charles Allard

General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, preached in street meetings and evangelistic services all over the world. Sharing the Gospel and meeting human needs was his passion. In his latter days, he became an invalid with failing eyesight. Booth was in such poor physical condition that he could not attend the 1910 Salvation Army Convention in London. Someone suggested he send a telegram that could be read at the Convention. When it was announced that General Booth was unable to attend the Convention because of declining health, a sigh of sadness swept across the convention hall. Then a quiet hush filled the convention center when the attendees were told that General Booth had sent a telegram. You can imagine their astonishment when the message was read: “OTHERS.” General William Booth

Could a more powerful message have been sent? William Booth, like Jesus, dedicated his life to others. Does that not tell us what we are supposed to do? Put this hymn in your mind and heart and sing it all week.

Lord, help me live from day to day
In such a self-forgetful way
That even when I kneel to pray
My prayer shall be for others.
• Refrain:
Yes, others, Lord, yes, others,
Let this my motto be;
Help me to live for others,
That I may live like Thee.

In His Love,
Charles Allard