‘What Are Arrows For?’ Jim Elliot’s Testimony To His Parents (via J.D. Greear)

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J.D. Greear marks the 58th anniversary of the death of Jim Elliot (martyred in Ecuador at the age of 28) with this quote from a letter by Elliot to his parents about his intention to go:

“I do not wonder that you were saddened at the word of my going to South America. This is nothing else than what the Lord Jesus warned us of when He told the disciples that they must become so infatuated with the kingdom and following Him that all other allegiances must become as though they were not. And he never excluded the family tie. In fact, those loves which we regard as closest, He told us must become as hate in comparison with our desires to uphold His cause. Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly. Remember how the Psalmist described…

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