Friday, January 25, 2008

Betty Stam



"When we consecrate ourselves to God, we think we are making a great sacrifice, and doing lots for Him, when really we are only letting go some little, bitsie trinkets we have been grabbing, and when our hands are empty, He fills them full of His treasures."

written by Betty Stam in her college years ... she was martyred - 1934 - in China, along with her husband John, for their faith.

8 comments:

Mari said...

I love tht quote - never heard it before and it is so true. Great picture too!

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh WOW!!
Susan

Amrita said...

No sacrifice of ours can compare with what Jesyus did for us.

Mimi said...

wonderful quote...
thanks

Cathy said...

That is very nice. I especially love the last part. :o)

Flip Flop Floozie said...

What a statement. I also love the picture because of the color of the flower standing out from the black and white hand. Very nice. Hope you are both doing well this weekend. We are off to Saturday night church now. Just wanted to stop and say HI...

So HI!! Sandy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the quote...never read that before. Well, that lovely lady is one of those under the throne...maybe saying how long, how long?
Elizabeth

Saija said...

mari ... the Stams were 2 of the people profiled in the wonderful book we just finished reading .. "The Hidden Price of Greatness" by Ray Beeson & Ranelda Hunsikcer ...

Susan ... so many who have given all ...

amrita ... amen ...

mimi ... it blessed my heart, so thought i'd share ...

cathy ... *smile* ... blessings on your sunday!

Sandy ... hope your church service was a blessing ... and i loved the photo too - i should be able to do that with my camera, but haven't tried yet ...

Elizabeth ... they have gone on ahead ... and we wait to join them ...