Monday, April 23, 2012

Longing for God

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



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it is He, Himself that matters so it is good He is in control!