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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