Letter on the Way to Colombo – Amy Carmichael

Amy had to leave Japan due to health concerns, and then stayed in China. Then she felt the Lord telling her to go to Ceylon. Eventually, she went to India where she stayed for 53 years. This is a letter she wrote on her voyage.

August 25, 1894

“All along, let us remember, we are not asked to understand, but simply to obey…. On July 28, Saturday, I sailed. We had to come on board on Friday night, and just as the tender (a small boat) where were the dear friends who had come to say goodbye was moving off, and the chill of loneliness shivered through me, like a warm love-clasp came the long-loved lines–‘And only Heaven is better than to walk with Christ at midnight, over moonless seas.’ I couldn’t feel frightened then. Praise Him for the moonless seas–all the better the opportunity for proving Him to be indeed the El Shaddai, ‘the God who is Enough.”‘

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