“Look at this time of change from your ordinary work as an opportunity for some needed personal lessons and experiences. Regard yourself as being the special charge of your almighty Redeemer, and wait upon Him to work out His Blessed purpose.”
Andrew Murray to Charlie during WWI
To commemorate the 192nd birthday of Dr Andrew Murray (May 9th 2020), we developed the short series Celebration of Family: Letters of Andrew Murray to his children.
Episode 10 Charlie
Charlie, dubbed “Bonnie Prince Charlie” by his fellow students, was a charming and pleasant child and young man. Yet, soon after his arrival at Mvera Mission in Nyasaland, his letters indicate the tension he experiences in wanting to do ‘right and good’, while being ‘side-stepped’ by those in power. Throughout his life this pattern re-occurs as Charlie keeps struggling to find his true ‘worth’. Andrew’s frequent letters to him are tender, always guiding and full of graceful wisdom. Reading them, one experiences the embracing love Andrew embodied in his last years.
“God must do all or all is nothing. And God cannot do all unless all be expected of Him. All will not be expected from God until by an entire despair of his own strength, a man waits upon God in meekness, lowliness and total resignation to His divine power.” Andrew Murray to Charlie
Cecile Murray-Louw, Laurinda Hofmeyr & Isabelle Murray (Murray descendants)
RESEARCH & MATERIAL:
Isabelle Murray DRC Archives, Stellenbosch.