Running the Race with God Beside Me: Eric Liddell

by Colin Dexter

As conditions deteriorated in every way, internees began to openly question their religious faith and the purpose of the church. Some asked Liddell the following directly. What was the point of praying – for food, for comfort, for rescue – when those prayers weren’t being answered? Where was God? Why wasn’t He listening? Also, why had He ‘allowed’ Weihsien to happen in the first place?  Liddell’s beliefs never wavered. ‘His faith grew stronger than ever in such troubled times’ said a friend. ‘He didn’t blame God for the situation we were all in. He believed God was in that situation with us. That was his message and he never stopped preaching it.  He’d say to us all ‘Have Faith’.

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