The story of the life of Samuel Morris reads like a romance, but truth is stranger than fiction.
One of the purest souls that ever tabernacled in the clay walked among us for a few brief years, bearing the white flower of a blameless life as an example of what God can do with a life that is absolutely His.
The truth spoken by Jesus, that we must come back to childhood faith to understand the Kingdom, was exemplified in the life of Sammy.
“If our faith were but more simple,
We would take Him at His word,
And our life would be all sunshine
In the sweetness of our Lord.”
The faith of Sammy Morris never wavered or questioned; hence God, who hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty (1 Corinthians 1:27), put His power upon him.
And his simple, honest, trustful life was as truly owned of God as was that of any prophet of old. Like the Bethany woman’s act of devotion in anointing her Lord, little thinking her deed would live in the records of Holy Scriptures as a perpetual memorial of one who did what she could, so Sammy’s life will abide.