Friday, January 08, 2016

Saint: the end of sacrifice

Friday, January 8, 2016
    20th anniversary of CQOD
    Commemoration of Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, and Pete Fleming, martyrs, Ecuador, 1956
    [Jesus:] “The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”
    —John 12:25 (NIV)
    If God would grant us the vision, the word “sacrifice” would disappear from our lips and thoughts; we would hate the things that seem now so dear to us; our lives would suddenly be too short; we would despise time-robbing distractions and charge the enemy with all our energies in the name of Christ. May God help us to judge ourselves by the eternities that separate the Aucas from a comprehension of Christmas and Him, who, though He was rich, yet for our sakes became poor so that we might, through His poverty, be made rich.
    ... Nate Saint (1923-1956), in End of the Spear, by Steve Saint, Tyndale House, 2010, p. 309 (see the book)
    See also John 12:25; Matt. 12:47-50; Luke 14:26-27; Acts 20:24; Rev. 12:11
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, my cup overflows with Your goodness.
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