Wednesday, May 12, 2010

In Acceptance Lieth Peace

“I know you are all wondering how I am getting along. I can only say that the peace I have literally passes all possible understanding. . . . ‘The Lord Jehovah is my strength and song.’ I have learned, I believe, the lesson which Amy Carmichael speaks of in her poem — ‘In acceptance lieth peace.’ How true. I accept, gratefully, from the hand of God, this experience. . . . I think again of the lovely prayer of Phillips Brooks, given me by Grandpa years ago, ‘Lord, by all Thy dealings with us, whether of joy or pain (and this is both), of light or darkness, let us be brought to Thee.’”

Elisabeth Elliot, in a letter to her parents, shortly after her husband Jim was murdered, with four other missionaries, in 1956.

HT: Ray Ortlund

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