A friend recently reminded me of Lilias Trotter, missionary to Algeria and watercolor artist. I had a book of hers that I had mostly ignored since I first received it in college. I’ve been going through it and finding it incredibly rich — including this passage and the accompanying attached painting.
“The thought of Christ’s intercession has taken on a new preciousness these last days. I was reading how God had given a wonderful gift of prayer to two friends. They would fight through together till His answer came over in showers. And the thought came – oh that we had someone among us here able to pray like that. Then with the vividness of an audible voice almost, the thought came: ‘Is not Jesus enough?’ Since then the sense of praying with Him alongside has been so beautiful.”
23 March 1904
There is so much delight as I pray for you, knowing that I have Jesus alongside me interceding for us!