• “We say, then, to anyone who is under trial, give Him time to steep the soul in His eternal truth. Go into the open air, look up into the depths of the sky, or out upon the wideness of the sea, or on the strength of the hills that is His also; or, if bound in the body, go forth in the spirit; spirit is not bound. Give Him time and, as surely as dawn follows night, there will break upon the heart a sense of certainty that cannot be shaken.” – Amy Carmichael

We Carry Death and Life by Elisabeth Elliot

When Jesus lived on earth, He lived in an ordinary man’s body, carrying in that body both life and death. His thirty-three years of life were lived that He might die and through death forever destroy the power of death. He doesn’t live here anymore. We do. We who believe are his Body, assigned to carry in our bodies the death He died. Paul said it (2 Cor 4:10 NEB). Insofar as we are willing to die, to ‘cross out the self,’ we carry the death Jesus died. But that isn’t all! We carry also the life Jesus lived–the life that brings life to all, that will never end, that mysteriously is at work in the world because we who love Him are in the world.
O Life Eternal, purify this vessel of my body, that it may purely bear the death and life of Jesus for the life of the world.

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