Excerpt from The Life Story of C. I. Scofield
The boy's father and mother were true Chris tians, Old-fashioned believers. His father read the Bible to him and encouraged him to read it for himself. The father was not instructed in the full range of Biblical truth, but he lived very much in the Book of Psalms, and loved David greatly. And the boy read his Bible les sons, like any other boy in a respectable Chris tian family; but he did not dream that the Bible was a book to be studied like other books, and he gave it little attention. Yet what a prepara tion he was getting, all unconsciously, in mental habits of thoroughness and of verification and of first-hand study, all of which make for scholar ship, for the producing, years later, of the Refer ence Bible for which hundreds of thousands now love and honor his name
Was the mother an inﬂuence in the life of this boy and man? She died soon after his birth died as a result of bringing him into the world.
Perhaps some might think that that answers the question in the negative. But as the mother lay dying, the new-born baby boy by her side, she prayed for him, and asked God that he might be a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When the boy grew up he was not told this; the father, with a strict sense of honor, told the sisters that young Cyrus must not be told Of his mother's prayer lest he be unduly inﬂuenced by it, and enter upon a life - calling simply because of sentiment and from a sense of Obligation to a dying mother's wish. Only after that boy had accepted the call to the ministry and had become, indeed, an ambassador of Christ was he told of his mother's prayer. Yes, God hears and answers prayer.
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