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About an Acorn

“When you look at the oak tree, you don’t feel the “loss” of the acorn is a very great loss … The seed does not “know” what will happen. It only knows what is happening–the falling, the darkness, the dying … God’s ultimate plan was as far beyond our imaginings as the oak tree is from the acorn’s imaginings. The acorn does what it was made to do … Why must I let myself be lost? we persist. The answer is, Look at the acorn and trust Me.” ~ Elizabeth Eliot (1984)

“I have spent the evening by a little pool which held the silent sky in its heart.” ~ Elizabeth Elliot (1948)

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