The Illusive Safety of Escape
R. Arthur Matthews in his book Born For Battle, writes a rather brutally true statement that I feel is profound. Not too many people are willing to go this far in wisdom:
God can be reckless with the physical safety of his children because spiritual issues are more important than security and prosperity. And the spiritual issue about which God is concerned is loyalty, even to the bound of death. Why did God leave Watchman Nee imprisoned in China? We would have like to see him released and brought to freedom and safety. Because the light is for the dark places. Because loyalty has priority over safety, endurance over escape.The painting, "Girl in Black and Blue", done by my friend Zara Leaf.