jehoshaphat. david. paul and silas. martin luther. jim elliot.
these aren't stories of people merely singing along with the worship team on sunday mornings. this is real, true, prayerful, confident, miraculous, proud, unashamed, crying out to our creator God in song.
|elizabeth elliot and her daughter valerie living with the Aucas|
jim and his friends had heard that the Aucas were a violent unreached tribe who had never had contact from the world outside the amazon. while jim never had the chance to personally share the gospel with the Aucas, his widowed wife and young daughter soon returned to the tribe who killed their husband and dad. there, along with another one of the widowed wives, they led many in the tribe to a relationship with Jesus, including some of the very men who carried out the violent killings.
here's the end of piper's message on the power of song: