February 4: Birth of Alexander Dobbin
It was said of Rev. Dobbin that his visage was not at all an imposing one. He had a dark eye, a pointed nose, and was rather small in stature. In other words, it was not so much his outward appearance which was effective in drawing worshipers to the visible church, but it was the spiritual zeal of his character and conduct which drew men and women to the gospel message. Too much emphasis in the author’s opinion is placed today on the outward appearance of our pastor-teachers, when we should be spending more attention on his spiritual qualifications. Pray that the Holy Spirit will fill your pastor daily as he seeks to please Him who called him to the gospel church. And join with him as he labors to build up God’s kingdom in and through your local church to a needy world.