One of the greatest mentors of my life spiritually in print, (mentored by this author) relocated to heaven recently and I was thrilled to see an article about Elisabeth Elliot in World Magazine. As I was enthusiastically devouring the article the last paragraph was a quote by E. Elliot that I had never read. It touched my heart so deeply that I ran for our printer and made copies of the article to share with others. I couldn’t wait to write this month’s letter so I could share the quote with each of you.
Before I type the quote I want you to know that it so profoundly touched my heart because I have been running a low grade fever in my soul for months. Daily I have looked for clarity and insight in God’s Word. I am comforted daily during my time with Jesus but I still know my soul could use an infusion of heavenly vitamin C. As I read E. Elliot’s quote, the IV was hooked up to my soul and the infusion of hope was pouring in to my heart!
“While it is perfectly true that some of my worst fears did, in fact, materialize, I see them now as ‘an abyss and mass of mercies,’ appointed and assigned by a loving and merciful Father who see the end from the beginning and He asks us to trust Him.”
This quote so profoundly impacted my soul that when I was quoting it to a couple that we have mentored, the wife asked, “Did you just memorize that paragraph?” I thought about it and responded, “When something touches my soul, I find it particularly easy to remember!” That is probably why I have found memorizing God’s Word not a hardship-my soul is touched and the Words are recorded like wall paper on the wall of my soul.