The valley of Achor and the door of hope
Dr. Patterson tells an experience that he made many years ago:
"I was in Switzerland in the autumn and we had meetings there, reasonable meetings, quite ordinary.
A sister there asked me for a copy of Hamilton Smith’s book on Daniel and I was able to oblige. I got a letter from her just a week or two back, she said that when she got to the ninth chapter of Daniel and she recognised the condition of her own assembly and the state of her own heart she got down on her knees and with tears confessed it before the Lord. Since then, she said, there have been two families added to the meeting with children.
There seems to have been a turning of the tide because one person took up the valley of Achor and the door of hope. I am just telling you the way God has worked in the past and what He is waiting to do today."