L. J. Van Valen
Robert Murray McCheyne was born in 1813 and died in 1843. His life was nothing short of extraordinary. Given the charge of St Peter's Church, Dundee at the age of 23, even his trial sermon was blessed, with two people being converted. The church saw astonishing growth, overflowing with 1,100 hearers. He stands today as one of the outstanding preachers in the history of Scotland. His spirituality, and focus on the work of Christ was immediately apparent - with hostile crowds melting as they realised the sincerity of the man and the power of his message. His life is a lesson to us all, that when people submit to the Sovereign Lord and his plan, he can and will use their bodies, no matter how weak, their gifts, no matter how limited and their lives, no matter how short.