Originally Posted by lilyka
That is beautiful. So I had to look it up. Elisabeth Elliot said it. It doesn't suprise me that that those are her beutiful words. I just bought a book by her yesterday (Through the Gates of Splendor) and saw a documentry her son did about his father and the missionaries. Amazing amazing women. Women who weren't scared to submit to thier husbands wildest plans. Plans that did, promptly did leave them widowed in the jungle with small children. and they suspected as much. They could have fought. They could have presented the logical, the mens spiritual duty to them. but instead teh submitted gloriously and with such strength and dignity. And because of it the life of a whiole nation was changed. It was actually the catalyst for the last couple days of me being so thoughtful about submission. Had they acted in the flesh, had they not supported thier dhs when they disagreed, had they acted in fear and selfishness, such an oppritunity for the kingdom of heaven would have been lost. If you don't know the story . . .
I highly recommend watching this documentry by her son:
it will knock your socks off. and break your heart. and really help you see the beauty of submission and everyone in Gods place at Gods time. amazing beautiful scary stuff.
Thanks for posting the link