Gleanings from our book club reading of Through Gates of Splendor:
"Oh the fullness, pleasure, sheer excitement of knowing God on earth!
I care not if I never raise my voice again for Him,
if only I may love Him, please Him.
Mayhap in mercy He shall give me a host of children
that I may lead them through
The vast star fields to explore His delicacies
whose finger ends set them to burning.
But if not, if only I may see Him, touch His garments,
and smile into His eyes---
Ah then, not stars nor children shall matter, only Himself."
---from Jim Elliot's diary