IF I am soft to myself and slide comfortably into the vice of self-pity and self-sympathy; IF I do not by the grace of God practice fortitude, then I know nothing of Calvary's love.
IF I put my own happiness before the well-being of the work entrusted to me; IF, though I have this ministry and have received much mercy, I faint, then I know nothing of Calvary's Love.
An exert from Amy Carmichael's book, IF. This is a deep devotional book from the hand and heart of a dear Christian servant who gave her life to reach out to the "forsaken and abused" children of the world. I leave no comment of my own. Let your heart "hear" the message of Amy's soul and ask the Holy Spirit to apply it's message to your own. - Pastor Eckardt
The current blog entries feature IF quotes from Amy Carmichael, who was a Protestant Christian missionary that served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.