On this April Fools Day we share this famous quote from Jim Elliot on of the five American missionaries martyred in 1955 as they sought to reach the Auca Indians in Ecuador with the gospel.
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose”
Jim with his four fellow missionaries lost the life which he could not keep beyond a normal lifespan. For him however with his companions it was a much shortened lifespan but their giving, their sacrifice opened the way for many to gain what they could not lose – eternal life in the Lord Jesus.
He was no fool! What about you and I? What do we value most? What are we prepared to give for the gospel?