31 May 2007

Elisabeth Elliot is my heroine.

This book, Secure in the Everlasting Arms, has changed my life. The short page-and-a-half chapters are on practical topics, scattered with enthralling accounts of Elisabeth's time as a missionary in the jungles of Ecuador. If anyone has a reason not to trust God, it is she - her husband was brutally killed by the very people they were ministering to in the Ecuadorian jungle when their child was very little - yet she has the boldest faith I've seen in a woman. I want to carry this book everywhere with me. In fact, I just might, if I get a bigger purse.

This quote of Elisabeth's has put me right in my place today...

"One reason we are so harried and hurried is that we make yesterday and tomorrow our business, when all that legitimately concerns us is today. If we really have too much to do, there are some items on the agenda which God did not put there. Let us submit the list to Him and ask Him to indicate which items we must delete. There is always time to do the will of God. If we are too busy to do that, we are too busy." ~ elisabeth elliot

2 comments:

Suz said...

wow, great quote!

Shawna said...

that is so amazing - such a good word. you HAVE to see the documentary of the missionary story called, "Through the Gates of Splendor". I know there is a movie - but the documentary will change your life. See if you can find it. My friend, Kimber-Leigh's husband, Brent...well his grandfather was Nate Saint, the pilot that flew them to and from the visits with the tribe and he was killed along with Jim Elliot. It is so moving. Go see it this weekend! :)