I am a big believer in Christian biography. I think it is helpful and important for us to read about the Christians who have gone before us. It’s not so that we can copy them word for word, but so that we can be inspired by their walk with the Lord Jesus. So now we look at a woman who, despite a lack of education or financial wealth, followed God’s calling to China.
I want to present to you a Christian biography of a missionary to China named Isobel Kuhn, who was born in 1901 and died in 1957 from cancer.
Why a Christian biography of a missionary on Mother’s Day?
1) It is good for us as Christians to fellowship with and be encouraged by Christians who have gone before. That’s the point of Hebrews 11, where the heroes of faith are listed.
Then, in Hebrews 12:1, we are reminded that “…we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses…” It is good for us to look back once in awhile to those witnesses and see what they have to teach us about following Christ.
2) Becoming a mother is becoming a missionary. There are struggles that every Christian mother goes through that are deeper and harder than changing diapers and such. There is the struggle to bring the gospel to your children.
I hope that a missionary biography will encourage mothers in their struggle to be missionaries to their children.
We’ll look at some struggles in the early part of Isobel Kuhn’s life—beginning with…