Weekend Thoughts


I’m coming to ‘the good part’ of Amy Carmichael’s biography, when she begins rescuing and “mothering” the temple children. Now, if I ever think I have it bad, I just need to remember how Amy nursed, cared for, and loved that many more, all in God’s grace and strength. Her transition, from being traditional missionary to a rather instant mother to many, must have been somewhat difficult, as evidenced in the following quote. Changing diapers and rinsing out sick buckets rarely seem holy, but certainly must be in God’s economy:

If by doing some work which the undiscerning consider ‘not spiritual work’ I can best help others, and I inwardly rebel, thinking it is the spiritual for which I crave, when in truth it is the interesting and exciting, then I know nothing of Calvary love
Amy Carmichael, If, p.43 (emphasis mine)

One Reply to “Weekend Thoughts”

  1. Is there a sweet little one there with a belly bug? 🙁 I pray for him and all of you.

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