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Rabu, 11 April 2018

A Random Thought on Qualitative Research Class

from here
Ups! I didn't mean to not listen my lecture. It's because of my sleepy mood, so I need to do something that can increase my consentration.

So I scrolled my blog, and decided to read an article from Set Apart Girl from Leslie Ludy and team. Pearl, a literature ministry for Indonesian woman (yesterday was its 7th birthday!). Then, my eyes looked on Elisabeth Elliot's biography article. My thoughts randomly remembered about End of the Spear, a film that my youth fellowship watched on our Mission Month three years ago. Elisabeth's husband, Jim Elliot, was died in Ecuador with his Christian evangelical friends because killed by Auca people. You can watch the movie or read Through Gates of Splendor to know more about the story. The men's faith and sacrifice brought a great wave for missions, especially for their families. For example, Elisabeth and Valerie, her daughter, continued their beloved one's mission there.


My point is: how someone can go back to the place where her beloved one killed to serve the people there? Of course they won't. It would bring a great wound for their hearts.

But Elisabeth broke my hypothesis.

She kept serve the people, and her book, Through Gates of Splendor were written based on the other men's families' request. She told how their struggles and what happened after a long time since Operation Auca had been done.

Then, I searched the book through Google (duh, I wanna it haha) and I typed Elisabeth's daughter name there too, Valerie Elliot Shepard :) Though she never met her father before, but she realized that Jim's faith inspired her so much. How could she know about Jim and his faith? Well, of course from her mom and her father's journal too! Wow. I really speechless when Ms. Valerie wrote about Jim's journal that influenced her family's life. I really blessed to know

(written and spoken) words influence the people who read and listen them.

This blog-walking encourages me again to keep writing my rhema, articles, stories, etc. Maybe no one will read it for the first time. But as time goes by (especially when I have children soon), I'll give all of my rhema books (because there are many books of my rhema haha) and let my children to read them. I wish it will sow biblical teachings for them :) I also pray that my future husband has a big heart to lead our family to grow in Christ in every circumstance.

Lord, give me firmness without hardness, steadfastness without dogmatism, love without weakness.
(Jim Elliot - Journals of Jim Elliot)

Yes, mission is The Great Commission from Jesus Christ that we must do (Matthew 28:19-20). But we need to remember this: God calls us to be The Opened Book, started from our... family!

"What? Family?"

Yapss, how we can reflect Christ-likeness to other people if we never do that in our family? I know this is a difficult thing to be realized, but this is a fact. So let's live faithfully in Him... until He calls us home :)

Ganbatte kudasai! Y

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