Praising a Matriarch: The Honoring of Elisabeth Elliot

Unfathomable Grace

It was Jim Elliot, the famous missionary aviator to Ecuador, who said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” This he said while a relatively young man before he was tragically killed in 1956 by the Auca indians he hoped to introduce to his Lord.

Following his death, Elisabeth, his wife, picked up the mantel of her husband and the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. For the next sixty years she carried the cross of Christ around the world. She was a most profitable writer and speaker. And yesterday, June 15, 2015, at the age of 88, she was taken home to glory where she was able to see the faces of her four husbands — Jim, Addison, Lars, and Jesus.

So, heaven has received a truly beautiful woman, but the church has lost an incredible matriarch. Therefore, in an attempt to be one of her…

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