When Livingstone went to Africa, a Scotch woman who had saved up thirty pounds, gave it to him with the words: "I want you to save yourself needless toil and exposure by hiring some competent body servant, who will go with you wherever you go, and share your sacrifices and dangers."
With that money, Livingstone hired his faithful servant, Sebantino.
In the heart of Africa, a lion threw the missionary down and crushed the bones of his left arm.' But Sebantino saved Livingstone at the risk of his own life.
What if the gift had not been made?
Jas 1:17 (GW): “Every good present and every perfect gift comes from above, from the Father who made the sun, moon, and stars. The Father doesn't change like the shifting shadows produced by the sun and the moon.”
“Every good gift that we have had from the cradle up has come from God. If a man just stops to think what he has to praise God for, he will find there is enough to keep him singing praises for a week.” - D.L. Moody.