ONE THING THOU LACKEST
It is stated that George Whitefield stopped for several days at the louse of a General, at Providence, Rhode Island. The General, his wife, his son, and three daughters were without grace. Whitefield departed from his usual custom, which was to address the residents in the house where he stayed, individually, concerning the welfare of their souls. “The last evening came, and the last night he was to spend there he retired to rest; the flesh said, ‘Do not speak to these people; they are so good, and so kind, that you could not say a harsh thing to them.’ He rose and prayed. The sweat ran down his brow. He was in fear and anxiety. At last, a happy thought struck him. He took a diamond, went up to the window and wrote these words upon he glass – ‘ONE THING THOU LACKEST.’ He could not .summon the courage to say a word to the kind people, but went his way. No sooner was he gone, than the General, who had a great regard for him, went into the room he occupied, and the first thing that struck his attention was the sentence upon the window- ‘ONE THING THOU LACKEST.’ This was exactly the case. The Spirit of God blessed it to his heart.