Thursday, 17 May 2012

Remembering Jim Elliot and his legacy

On January 8, 1956, five Auca Indians of Ecuador killed Jim Elliot and his four missionary companions as they were trying to bring the gospel to the Auca tribe of sixty people. Four young wives lost husbands and nine children lost their fathers. Elisabeth Elliot wrote that the world called it a nightmare of tragedy. Then she added, "The world did not recognize the truth of the second clause in Jim Elliot's credo:
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep
to gain what he cannot lose."
   -- p. 215, Desiring God by John Piper

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