Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Calvary Love

If I am perturbed by the reproach and misunderstanding
that may follow action taken for the good of souls
for whom I must give account;

if I cannot commit the matter and go on in peace and in silence,
remembering Gethsemane and the cross,

then I know nothing of Calvary love.

~Amy Carmichael

How often to we share the gospel, or just live out the Christian life and people misunderstand us and we take offense or feel frustrated? How often do we plead with loved ones to turn to the Lord only for them to continue in the way of the transgressor, and we wring our hands in worry? If we could just simply share the truth in a spirit of love and leave the results at the foot of the cross and remember that it is all Him, and not us.

I love Amy Carmichael, her words are so convicting. If you do not have a copy of her little book If I strongly encourage you to get one.

1 comment:

Dana said...

I will have to look for her book. I've never read it.