Jim Elliot was one of the missionaries that died in the jungle of Ecudaor trying to take the Gospel to the Waodani tribe, a tribe known for its violence. Elliot is the author of the now famous quote, He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.
The movie, “End of the Spear”is about the redemption of the people who murdered Jim Elliot and his fellow missionaries, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming, and Roger Youderian. The inspiring story is told through the point of view of the son of Nate Saint.
At the end of the film, the now adult son of Nate Saint reflects on how people don’t understand the great blessings that have arisen out of great sacrifice. That’s a hard lesson to teach Westeners who live in the anesthesia of great wealth and cannot imagine living without it.
It’s no surprise that Jim Elliot also said, God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you, LORD Jesus. Amen.