“The greatness of the sum required affords me a kind of secret joy; for the greater the difficulty to be overcome, the more will it be seen to the glory of God how much can be done by faith and prayer.”
The context was the need to build an additional, huge orphanage for 700 more orphans. The cost was estimated to be 35,000 British Pounds. This was just a few years after he had built another orphanage for 10,000 pounds. This was in the 1850s. This was a huge some of money in those times. And it all came from donations from individuals. Reportedly, the money came in exactly on time and to the penny of what George prayed for.
George died at the age of 92. He spoke in churches hundreds of times up until his death. He outlived two wives and his only daughter. George preached at a Sunday service about a month before he died.
In the biography, it says . . .
As he spoke, his face shone. He said, “I am a happy old man! I walk about my room and say, ‘Lord, I am not alone, for You are with me. I have buried my wives and my children, but You are left. I am never lonely or desolate with You and Your smile, which is better than life!”