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A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael by Elisabeth Elliot
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“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“Experience had quickly taught her that she could not survive the storms without the anchor of the constraining love of Christ and what she called the "Rock-counsciousness" of the promise given her, "He goeth before.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“[Amy Carmichael's] great longing was to have a "single eye" for the glory of God. Whatever might blur the vision God had give her of His work, whatever could distract or deceive or tempt other to seek anything but the Lord Jesus Himself she tried to eliminate.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“We are not asked to SEE," said Amy. "Why need we when we KNOW?" We know--not the answer to the inevitable Why, but the incontestable fact that it is for the best. "It is an irreparable loss, but is it faith at all if it is 'hard to trust' when things are entirely bewildering?”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“Cruelty and wrong are not the greatest forces in the world. There is nothing eternal in them. Only love is eternal.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“The work of God is done on God's timetable. His answers to our prayers come always in time--His time. His thoughts are far higher than ours, His wisdom past understanding.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“The willingness to sacrifice that springs from a loving heart rather than the desire for spiritual distinction is surely acceptable to God. But, as in the case of Abraham's offering of his son Isaac, the sacrifice itself is not always finally required. What is required is obedience.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“The women of the Band were learning that if the Lord of Glory took a towel and knelt on the floor to wash the dusty feet of His disciples, then no work, even the relentless and often messy routine of caring for squalling babies, is demeaning. To offer it up to the Lord of Glory transforms it into a holy task.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“...Ponnammal set the example for the others by quietly doing what they did not care to do. Her spirit created a new climate in the place, and the time came when there was not one nurse who would refuse to do whatever needed to be done.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“If the life of a man or woman on earth is to bear the fragrance of heaven the winds of God must blow on that life, winds not always balmy from the south, but fierce winds from the north that chill the very marrow.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“What a cynic would call a coincidence, Amy called a clear answer, and more than an answer--a sign of the love of the Lord.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“She stood, as it were, with her face to God and her back to the people, waiting to receive His word for the 'chose people.' She had a vision of holy living. She would not deviate from that no matter how well-established, rational, and practical the ways of older missions seemed to be.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“The preoccupations of seventeen-year-old girls--their looks, their clothes, their social life--do not change very much from generation to generation. But in every generation there seem to be a few who make other choices. Amy was one of the few.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“Saral came one day with a idea for drawing the women to hear the Gospel. She would teach them to knit with some pink wool she had been given, 'and they will love me more and like to listen when I talk about Jesus.'
Amy could not say yes to that. She explained that the Gospel needed no such frills. It is the power of God for salvation....There was no need for tricks which might open houses...”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“Amy rang the bell when morning to gather the servants for prayers. The cook's small boy, pointing to the bell, said, "It's a god."
'I looked at the thing, it had a scratched face on the handle, and the face, he declared, was Ram's. I think the young scamp meant nothing more serious than a bit of mischief, but I knocked the bell handle off and pushed it into a fire which was burning near. He could never say that again! They all looked on, servants and coolies, and nobody said a word. Would a god let me do that? I asked them, and walked off, caring the battery bell.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“Missionary work in a place where Christ has never been named is sometimes less arduous than in places where, though named, He has not been honored by lives of holy obedience.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“Господь, Ты в лодке спал под грохот бури.
Ты укротил и буйство волн, и ветра вой.
Что нам свирепый вал в житейском море,
Когда мы в лодке путешествуем с Тобой?

Тяжелый миг, что длится бесконечно,-
И ты молчишь, а ветер так жесток!-
Дай пережить в спокойствии сердечном:
Мы не утонем, если с нами Бог!”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
“Ponnammal set the example for the others by quietly doing what they did not care to do. Her spirit created a new climate in the place, and the time came when there was not one nurse who would refuse to do whatever needed to be done.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael