End of the Spear
I just got home from watching the Jim Elliot story End of the Spear. I say it’s the Jim Elliot story because he’s who people recognize. It was actually about a fellow missionary- Nate Saint and his son’s ministry after they were killed. I knew that the movie would be good- I just didn’t realize how powerful it really would be.
I didn’t know much about the missionaries that went to the tribe in Ecuador. I have only read one of Elisabeth Elliot’s books (the one on relationships!), so I didn’t realize the doors their deaths directly opened. The widows all returned to the natives and lived with them- some for their entire lives. I’m sure if the men had stayed alive the tribe would’ve been reached, but God used the killing to convict these tribesmen and lead them to Christ.
I spent the movie desiring to go to unreached people groups, then changing my mind (too dangerous), then changing it back (not too dangerous for the work getting done). I don’t think God is asking me to go to undiscovered people groups, but I am thinking about my calling and where God is asking me to go.
So go see this movie, bring your kleenex, and watch how God can work in any circumstance.