A faithful witness

A faithful witness

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS

…they will see your honorable behavior, and they will believe and give honor to God when he comes to judge the world.

1 Peter 2:12

…it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish.

Matthew 18:14

A prayer for an unsaved tribe

On Sunday afternoon, December 18, Nate Saint sat at his typewriter to tell the world why they [the missionaries] were going [to work among the Auca Indians] — just in case. In speaking these words he spoke for all [those involved in reaching the Aucas]: “As we weigh the future and seek the will of God, does it seem right that we should hazard our lives for just a few savages? As we ask ourselves this question, we realize that it is not the call of the needy thousands, rather it is the simple intimation of the prophetic Word that there shall be some from every tribe in His presence in the last day and in our hearts we feel that it is pleasing to Him that we should interest ourselves in making an opening into the Auca prison for Christ.…May God give us a new vision of His will concerning the lost and our responsibility.

“May we know that we could comprehend the lot of these stone-age people who live in mortal fear of ambush on the jungle trail those who think all men in the world are killers like themselves. If God would grant vision, the word sacrifice would disappear from our lips and thoughts; 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.” [Nate Saint and his four missionary companions were killed by the Auca Indians only two weeks later, in early January 1956].

Elizabeth Elliot in Through Gates of Splendor

Adapted from The Prayer Bible Jean E. Syswerda, general editor, Tyndale House Publishers (2003), p 283.

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House


 

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