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Dr. Judson’s Optimistic Reply

Faith in God makes great optimists. Over in Burma, Judson was lying in a foul jail floor with 32 lbs. of chains on his ankles, his feet bound to a bamboo pole. With a sneer on his face, a fellow prisoner said, “Dr. Judson, what about the prospect of the conversion of the heathen?” His instant reply was, “The prospects are just as bright as the promises of God.” (The Presbyterian Advance).