Thursday, January 08, 2009

He is no fool...

53 years ago today, five missionaries were martyred in South America. If you are unfamiliar with their story, above is a little taste of what our remarkable God did through their costly sacrifice.

If you have never seen Steve Saint's documentary,Beyond the Gates of Splendor (for purchase here), I highly recommend it. Even if you know the story, or have read the books by Elizabeth Elliot (Shadow of the Almighty and Through Gates of Splendor) or seen the feature film, End of the Spear, the documentary is well worth watching, beautifully done, and very moving.

Of course, one of Jim Elliots's most famous quotes is a good commentary on living the Christian life:
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.

(Thanks to JT)

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