Truly, one of the women I hold in highest regard is Elizabeth Elliot. I was happy to find a site (elizabethelliot.org.) bearing her name and read a March 2009 update by her husband, Lars. In scanning her past newsletters, I came across this hymn she included in the last issue. How calming. How peaceful this approach to the changes life brings! How typical E.E.
A hymn written by Anna L. Waring in 1850:
Father, I know that all my life
Is portioned out for me,
And the changes that are sure to come
I do not fear to see;
I ask Thee for a present mind,
Intent on pleasing Thee.
I would not have the restless will
That hurries to and fro,
Seeking for some great thing to do
Or secret thing to know;
I would be treated as a child
And guided where I go.
Wherever in the world I am,
In whatsoever estate,
I have a fellowship with hearts
To keep and cultivate.
Elizabeth used to close her radio broadcasts and introduce many of her messages with:
You are loved with an everlasting love.
And underneath are the everlasting arms.The truth echoes in my heart in this early morning hour.