Love is more powerful than sin, and when we learn to live like this is true—our life takes on immense, soul-satisfying purpose. The Bible says: “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” (‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:8‬) Love works miracles of grace. Let me tell you a story about some people who walked out this truth.

Over sixty years ago in Ecuador, missionaries Jim Elliot and Nate Saint were speared to death and dumped in the Curaray River by Huaorani warriors. These young missionaries who had come to bring the Gospel to this tribe, were repaid with an untimely and vicious death.

In a profound picture of love, the families of Jim and Nate spent much of their lives ministering to the Huaurani.

For example, Elizabeth Elliot spent two years living in the settlement ministering to the tribe that killed her husband. Rachel Saint spent 36 years living in the jungle and ministering to the people who killed her brother. At age 10, Steve, Nate’s son, developed a relationship with the tribe and stayed with them during the summers. In June of 1965, he was baptized in the Curaray River by Kimo and Dyuwi, two of his father’s killers who had become Christians through the ministry of the families they had murdered. Wow—the power of love came full circle!

When we experience God’s love, our choices are based on HIS love rather than the sins of our fellow man. Although Jim Elliot did not know he would die for Christ, six years before his death, on October 28, 1949, he wrote in his journal, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

When we know God’s love—what we can give is more precious than what anyone else can take away.

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