Passion & Purity by Elisabeth Elliot – Life From Death


I am reading this book, a great book talking about love in Christ’s guardian. This chapter is just too beautiful and I want to share with you.
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“To those with ears to hear and eyes to see, there will be very great release from unbearable burdens in the language of autumn trees, for example, when they dress most gloriously in preparation for death. The red of the leaves is the sign of the cross. Winter follows, when snow closes everything in frozen silence. The trees then are skeletons, but wonders are being performed under the surface of things. Spring comes, and the hidden wonders burst out all at once – tiny shoots, swelling buds, touches of green and red where all seemed hopeless the day before. Miss Trotter shows the yellow blossom of the gorse springing straight out of last year’s thorn. Plain lessons for us, if we ‘ll open our eyes.

If the leaves had not been let go to fall and wither, if the tree had not consented to be a skeleton for many months, there would not be new life rising, no bud, no flower, no fruit, no seed, no new generation.”
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It’s in suffering we learn the most;
It’s in chaos we appreciate solitude.
It’s in busyness we are aware of time.
It’s in war we long for peace.

Quiet down your heart, and listen.

It’s in such time that I learn to surrender to God and let Him work out His plan. I receive comfort of God, it’s Him that I have peace while my heart is a mess. I just realized that how much strength I have drawn from God when I am so weak. My self ego died, but from there come the fruit of the spirit sprouts – love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control..

John 12:24 (NIV)
24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

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