Sunday, July 16, 2006

Of All the Dreams

It was said of Amy Carmichael that she had a "vision for holy living." Of all of the longings and dreams that I have ever known, I am convinced that the vision for holy living must be superior.

While I was reading through the biography of Amy Carmichael, I began to think, "If I want to be a holy Christian, I must go be a missionary in India or suffer in China." I had to stop myself, "No. I must obey." Simple. Unattractive. Yet before the grain of wheat can spring forth from the field, the seed must die. And where did I come but back to the moment which in time is called "today." Today there is a deeper call to obedience. One task befalls me, "Can I make visible the life the Lord Jesus?"