From Tragedy to Triumph February 11, 2016

In the mid 1950s, five young American missionaries were murdered by Auca Indians in South America. However, out of the tragedy came triumph, and their deaths were not in vain because many other missionaries took up the challenge. Among them was Elizabeth Elliot, the wife of one of the murdered missionaries, who courageously returned with her young daughter and the entire Auca tribe was reached with the gospel. Her slain husband, Jim Elliot had earlier written in his diary, “ He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Jesus once asked, “what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” In light of the fact that you and I are going to live somewhere forever, is it wise to center all our attention on this life and never give thought to the next? On a tombstone in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, there is a solemn warning. greatly Those words are- “Prepare to meet thy God

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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