The Martyrdom of John Hus from The One Year Christian History

When he was tied to the stake, he was given one last opportunity to recant. Hus replied, “God is my witness that . . . the principal intention of my preaching and of all my other acts or writings was solely that I might turn men from sin. And in that truth of the gospel . . . I am willing gladly to die today.” As the flames shot up around him, he could be heard singing, “Jesus, Son of God, have mercy upon me.”

From Streams in the Desert, November 25

Unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think (Eph. 3:20).

“There is no other such piling up of words in Paul’s writings as these, “exceeding abundantly above all,” and each word is packed with infinite love and power to “do” for His praying saints. There is one limitation, “according to the power that worketh in us.” He will do just as much for us as we let Him do in us. The power that saved us, washed us with His own blood, filled us with might by His Spirit, kept us in manifold temptations, will work for us, meeting every emergency, every crisis, every circumstance, and every adversary.”