Now we’re saying, “Why doesn’t God do something about it? He became the victim, the Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world.” Leslie Basham: This is we shared a message by Elisabeth Elliot on the subject of suffering.
Elisabeth shared how she felt on that day in the 1950s when her husband Jim was martyred in the jungles of Ecuador.
He is author of more than 50 books, including Reading the Bible Supernaturally.
On January 8, 1956, Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed Mc Cully, Peter Flemming, and Roger Youderian were speared to death on a sandbar called “Palm Beach” in the Curaray River of Ecuador.
For a half century, her best selling books, timeless teachings and courageous faith have influenced believers and seekers of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
She used her experiences as a daughter, wife, mother, widow, and missionary to bring the message of Christ to countless women around the world. Elliot was born in Brussels, Belgium, where her parents served as missionaries.
On Ash Wednesday, many churches hold a special worship service where the people are blessed with ashes, typically marking their foreheads with the sign of the cross.
For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.After graduating from Wheaton College, she later went to Ecuador as a missionary.In 1953 she married a former classmate, Jim Elliot, and together they worked on translating the New Testament into the language of the Quichua Indians. Only ten months later, Jim was killed by the Huaorani Indians while attempting to take the Gospel to that remote tribe.In the 12th century the rule developed that the ashes were to be created by burning palm branches from the previous Palm Sunday.Many parishes today invite parishioners to bring such palms to church before Lent begins and have a ritual burning of the palms after Mass.3. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in Lent.One listener wrote and said, “I don’t know that I’ve ever heard a better, more Christ-centered biblical explanation of the value of suffering in our lives.” Another woman responded by telling us about her seventeen-year-old son who was trapped in the use of pornography.