The Spotlight today is on this passage from the above book
This book is written to the ill and disabled. The soldier is the incapacitated person.
“Soldiers may be wounded in battle and sent to hospital. A hospital isn’t a shelf; it is a place of repair. And a soldier on service in the spiritual army is never off his battlefield. He is only removed to another part of the field when a wound interrupts what he meant to do, and sets him doing something else… No soldier on service is ever “laid aside”; he is only given another commission, sometimes just to suffer (we are not told yet the use of that), sometimes, when pain and weakness lessen a little, to fight among the unseen forces of the field. Never, never is he shelved as of no further use to his Beloved Captain.” ~Amy Carmichael
Around 1901, Amy Carmichael founded the Dohnavur Fellowship, an orphanage in South India. She never asked for a dime, yet they wanted for nothing. She passed away January 1951, the year I was born. She had been a wonderful inspiration to me as she spent the last twenty years of her life confined to bed. The orphanage thrives today and has expanded. Her fascinating bio can be read here: http://www.corrinesimpson.com/amy-carmichael/
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