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Sunday, April 18, 2010

NO SCAR?

"For to you it has been granted unto Christ,
Not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake. Phllippians 1:29

Hast thou no scar?
No hidden scar on foot,or side or hand?
I hear thee sung as mighty in the land;
I hear them hail thy bright ascendant star.
Hast thou no scar?

Hast thou no wound?
Yet I was wounded by the archers;spent,
Leaned me against a tree to die, and rent
By ravening beasts that compassed me, I swooned.
Thou hast no wound?

No wound, no scar?
Yet, as the Master  shall the  servant  be?
And pierced are the feet that follow me.
But thine are whole; Can he have followed far?
Who hast no wound or scar?

Back in the 1920s, Amy rescued hundreds of orphaned children.especially little girls  that would be dedicated to Hindu gods for use in sexual temple rituals. By Gods wonderful grace, some had miraculousy escaped  from such pagan slavery ad were led to the Irish "mother" who lovingly cared for each child God sent her.

In 1931 she prayed, "God, please do with me whatever you want. Do anything that will help me to serve you better."

That same day she fell,  suffering fractures  that would cripple her the rest of her life. Not one to be discouraged or bitter when faced with pain or persecution, now Amy had the opportunity to demonstrate God's faithfulness before a much larger "host" of witnesses. While her growing children had continual freedom to enter her bedroom and share their hearts with their beloved "mother", she now had the quiet times that allowed her to write books and poems and letters that were translated and shared around the world

I wanted to share something a little different for Spiritual Sunday and someone else already wrote about Corrie ten Boom another marvelous Christian woman. So I decided to write a small post about Amy Carmichael. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you will stop by and thank Charlotte and Ginger at bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/ .

11 comments:

Sandra said...

Fabulous post; we need to remember the saints, heroes and heroines of old. Amy Carmichael is one such saint.

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful post. It is amazing how God can use people when they give themselves to him completely. Not many can do that. It is so inspiring to read this kind of testimony. Thank you so much for sharing it.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Chatty Crone said...

There were a lot of brave and courageous women before us.

sandie

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This is such a wonderful post! Can you imagine all the women that help in this way that we have never heard of.I think that I have a new prayer. A prayer for the Lord to be with these women who devote there all for others,thank-you.
God Bless,
Ginger

Joyce said...

That was beautiful and encouraging. Amy Carmichael trusted the Lord to use her as He saw best. That is love. That is faith.

Marie Antionette said...

What a beautiful post and lovely blog. Your such a sweet lady and i want to thank you for visiting my blog and encouraging me to go on with my dolls.
May god bless you and keep you,
Marie Antionette

A Lil Story said...

Inspiring! I love reading about women who have so faithfully served, even in the face of such hardships... amazing! Thank you for sharing, great post!

Lily

Lovely Scribbles said...

Ooh, I like the new blog look, Anne! What a wonderful post, too. Seriously, I have an immense amount of respect and humility for both Amy Charmichael and Corrie Ten Boom. This post is beautiful. :)

daylily777 said...

I love Amy Carmichael , she is my favorite Christian poet! This a wonderful ,encouraging post.
Blessings,
~Myrna

Renee said...

Amy C. is so inspiring. I have one of her books...she did amazing things inspite of and because of her limitations. Thank you for sharing this with us....God bless.

Whidbey Woman said...

We have a lot to learn from women like that! What an tremendous example of courage and faith.