Thursday, February 02, 2006

End of The Spear

I saw the End of the Spear the other day. I highly recomend it. It was really well done and the best thing is that Kirk Cameron does not play Nate Saint. In fact he is not in it at all.

As I watched I kept thinking, ‘this world is not worthy of these missionaries.’ One of the best lines in the movie is when little Stevie Saint asks his dad if they will shoot them if they attack and Nate says, “No son. We will not shoot them. They are not ready for heaven, but we are.”

Here’s the rest of what Nate Saint typed a few weeks before he died. This follows the passage in his journal that is at the end of what I posted in December about this film.

“Would that we comprehend the lot of these stone-age people who live in mortal fear of ambush on the jungle trail… those to whom the bark of a gun means sudden, mysterious death… those who think all men in the world are killers like themselves. If God would grant us the vision, the word sacrifice would disappear from our lips and thoughts; we would hate the things that seem now so dear to us; our lives would suddenly be too short, we would despise time-robbing distractions and charge the enemy with all of our energies in the name of Christ. May God help us to judge ourselves by the eternities that separate the Aucas from a comprehension of Christmas and Him, who though He was rich, yet for our sakes became poor so that we might, through His poverty, be made rich.

“Lord, God, speak to my own heart and give me to know Thy Holy will and the joy of walking in it. Amen.”


Jane said...

Wow! I can't wait to see this film. I pray that it will touch many people.

Joan said...

This story has been of great interest to me for years -- what amazing servants of God they were. I hope the movie does them justice.

Anonymous said...

I bought this movie for my parents per their request and when I received it (used) I had to take a peek to see if it was in good shape. Well, I ended up watching the whole movie.

I was captivated by it and thought it was an amazing movie. Jesus is truly Lord!