If by Amy Carmichael



One thought, often one sentence per page, but how much can be packed into a sentence! Amy asks us to consider the love of Calvary in it’s depth and breadth – a love that gives all without thought to self.

Some of my favorite “if”s are hard ones to read, but they are heavy stones I hold in my hand, turning them over and examining their shape and consistency…

If I am content to heal a hurt slightly, saying “Peace, peace,” where is no peace; if I forget the poignant word “Let love be without dissimulation” and blunt the edge of truth, speaking not right things but smooth things, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

If I do not give a friend “the benefit of the doubt,” but put the worst construction instead of the best on what is said or done, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

If I say, “Yes, I forgive, but I cannot forget,” as though the God who twice day washes all the sands on all the shores of all the world, could not wash such memories from my mind, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

A pdf version is available here. Although I prefer the print version, as it has one “If” per page.

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