I can’t believe I missed it. But I did. So I’m glad someone else brought it up. Yesterday morning at our Men of the Word study, we were in chapter 5 of a biography of Hudson Taylor, missionary to China. As the discussion went around the table, one of the men mentioned a phrase from one of Taylor’s letters to his sister. Hudson Taylor had been through many hard times in his preparation for China, and God was growing him through those rigorous trials and challenges to his faith. Towards the end of the quoted letter, he wrote of his faith in his Lord and then said this: “Well, if He is glorified, I am content.” I may not have caught that phrase when I read the chapter, but I sure haven’t forgotten it since. “If He is glorified, I am content.” Isn’t that the way it should be? Not, “if I’m healed.” Or “if it works out.” Or “if it makes me happy.” Or “if my need is met.” Or “if it makes sense.” Or…. You get the idea. It is and must always be “if He is glorified.” Simple to say, but sometimes hard to live out. But isn’t that what the Scripture teaches? Romans 11:36 says, “For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to Whom be glory for ever. Amen.” How about 1 Timothy 1:17? “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” And 1 Corinthians 1:31, “He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” Another missionary, Paul, said it this way: “…with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.” What a challenge! Lord, help me find peace and contentment in any circumstance, as long as You are glorified.