Elisabeth Elliot 1926-2015

Photo Credit: The Gospel Coalition

Photo Credit: The Gospel Coalition

This morning at the age of 88, Elisabeth Elliot went to be with the Lord. Oh to see the reunion of her with her first husband Jim as she tells him what happened with the Auca Indians after his death. Imagine the enjoyment she’s having right this minute, no longer waiting to meet her Savior face-to-face. She is there! Her life and ministry here has ended, yet her legacy will continue through the many books she’s written.

Elisabeth Elliot quotes worth remembering and pondering:

  • “This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience – it looks for a way of being constructive.
    Love is not possessive.
    Love is not anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own ideas.
    Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage.
    Love is not touchy.
    Love does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.
    Love knows no limits to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that stands when all else has fallen.”
    ― Elisabeth ElliotLet Me Be a Woman
  • “The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.”
  • “When the time comes to die, make sure that all you have to do is die!”
    ~Jim Elliot”
    The Journals of Jim Elliot
  • “We are women, and my plea is Let me be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give me, receiving with both hands and with all my heart whatever that is.”
  • “I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done.”
    ― Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ’s Control
  • “God never witholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God’s refusals are always merciful — “severe mercies” at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.”
  • “Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.”
  • “Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your saviour, your guide? If He is, you don’t need to search any further for security.”

If you are unfamiliar with Elisabeth’s story, here is her testimony as told by Steven Curtis Chapman:

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