The Cause of Love

“There is no safer place in all the universe than under the wings of the sovereign, all-wise, all-loving God. But the shadow of these wings may take us to dangerous places the cause of love. You may be martyred in the shadow of the Almighty. But you will not have wasted your life when you die in the cause of love. As the martyr Jim Elliot famously said, ‘He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.'”
~John Piper, A Sweet & Bitter Providence, 142


One thought on “The Cause of Love

  1. Thanks for a succinct statement of very important truths!
    Jim Elliot said many great things besides the quote above – see “The Journals of Jim Elliot”
    Did you know that I recently released new Jim Elliot quotable material.
    The new book is called “JIM ELLIOT: A Christian Martyr Speaks to You” and contains transcriptions off of an old wire recorder (before magnetic tape) of some of his spoken messages before leaving for the mission field. Incidentally, I lived for a while with Jim and his family.
    Once again, thank you for your ministry and meaningful post.
    In Him,

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