An older Christian sent the following lines to his young son.
You want to be a preacher, lad, to tell the Old, Old Story,
The story that is ever new, that leads men to the glory.
Our Master left instructions clear, to go to every creature.
So, if you would be faithful, you must also be a ‘Reacher’.
Yes, we must all be reachers, lad, whatever be the distance.
The Shepherd sought until He found; and should you meet resistance,
Don’t be put off – seek on – if crowds won’t have you as a teacher,
Seek out some lonely soul and make yourself into an ‘Each-er.
“And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee”. Mark 1:39
“And he must needs go through Samaria. Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, give me to drink.” John 4: 4-7
“Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.”
“And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert
And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship.” Acts 8: 5; 26 – 27
“Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.” Acts 8: 35