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Hebrews 10:25 exhorts, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Harriet Tubman: She Followed the Voice of God
Soon to be the first African-American to be featured on U.S. currency, Harriet Tubman was raised on a plantation in Maryland where her mother was a cook in the “big house.” She learned Bible stories at her mother’s knee and came to faith in Jesus as her Savior and Lord while a child.
While Tubman never learned to read, she had a phenomenal memory and knew long passages of scripture that informed her later in life.
She was beaten and abused as a slave, at one point struck in the head by an overseer who hurled a two-pound weight toward her. It cracked her skull. Bleeding and unconscious, she was carried back to their owner’s house and laid on the seat of a loom, where she remained without medical care for two days. She was sent back into the fields to work, with blood and sweat rolling down her face as she bent over the crops, until she couldn’t see and was unable to continue working. Her injuries caused her to suffer for most of the rest of her life – with seizures and uncontrollable sleepiness.
She often prayed for her master, “Oh dear Lord, change that man’s heart and make him a Christian.” But after she was consigned to a slave chain gang, her prayers shifted, and she began to mimic the imprecatory prayers of David. “Lord, if you ain’t never going to change that man’s heart, kill him, Lord, and take him out of the way, so he won’t do no more mischief.”
Tubman’s master died suddenly after that prayer and she was filled with remorse. “Oh, I would give the world full of silver and gold if I had it to bring that poor soul back. I would give everything! But he was gone. I couldn’t pray for him no more.”
In her twenties, Tubman felt she heard the Lord’s voice urging her to flee northward. She set her eyes on the North Star for direction, traveling by night, hiding during the day. She connected with the Underground Railroad. When after at least a week she crossed into Pennsylvania, she felt she had been born again.
Tubman earned the nickname of “Moses,” because she ultimately led many of her people from bondage in the house of slavery to the promised land of freedom along the Underground Railroad. Her deep Christian faith kept her going, and she pursued the visions God planted in her heart and followed His voice.
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