Saturday, January 08, 2011

Elliot: aflame

Saturday, January 8, 2011
    Commemoration of Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, and Pete Fleming, martyrs, Ecuador, 1956
    [John the baptist:] “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”
    —Matthew 3:11 (NIV)
    God deliver me from the dread asbestos of “other things.” Saturate me with the oil of the Spirit that I may be aflame.
    ... Jim Elliot (1927-1956), The Journals of Jim Elliot, ed. Elisabeth Elliot, Revell, 1990, p. 72 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, send my diversions away, that I may follow only You.
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It was my privilege to know Jim Elliot well when I was a small boy (he was one of my Sunday school teachers and I lived in his home with him and his family for a period of time).

One of my favorite Jim sayings is: "Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know such an extraordinary God."

May God richly bless you and your ministry for Him.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Robert McAnally Adams said...

Thank you for your lovely memoir of Jim Elliot.

5:47 PM  

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