- If I have not companion on my fellow-servant even as my Lord had pity on me, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
- If souls can suffer alongside, and I hardly know it, because the spirit of discernment is not in me, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
- If I can write an unkind letter, speak an unkind word, think an unkind thought without grief and shame, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
These short statements about whether or not we know Calvary’s love was penned by missionary and author Amy Carmichael.
As a young women Amy Carmichael left her family in Ireland and spent the next 55 years as a single missionary in India. During her time there, she rescued hundreds of young girls from temple prostitution and wrote prolifically about the Christian life. Despite the fact that Amy Carmichael spent the last two decades of her life mainly bedridden due to a severe injury, she continued to write, minister, and serve the needs of those at Dohnavur, her incredible ministry in India. When once asked in a letter what missionary life was like, Amy replied by stating: “Missionary life is simply a chance to die.”
One of her writings is a simple book about how Calvary love should affect our daily lives. As a poet and lover of Christ, Carmichael penned If with the desire to reveal what Calvary looks like. If you’ve never read Amy Carmichael’s book If, I would highly encourage you to do so.
This month I’m giving away 7 copies.
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March 2015 Winners!
Congratulations to the following individuals who won a copy of David McCasland’s biography of Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God.
- Lori Mosemann
- Casey King
- Heather McMichael