Hudson Taylor wrote: “All God’s giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on his being with them. They counted on God’s faithfulness.” The whole history of God working through his people illustrates this. Moses was a most reluctant missionary. David seemed pathetically young and inexperienced to be God’s champion against Goliath. Nehemiah and friends were dubbed “those feeble Jews” by their enemies. Jeremiah was frightened and overawed by God’s call. The disciples were a motley band of ordinary folk— nervous and fearful. Even Jesus was “despised and rejected by men.” All these, with the exception of Jesus, were men with rather obvious weaknesses, who sometimes fell into serious sin of one sort or another.