Today it is 55 years.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
Here is a quote from the introduction of Shadow of the Almighty by Elisabeth Elliot--
Jim's aim was to know God.
His course, obedience-- the only course that could lead to the fulfillment of his aim. His end was what some would call an extraordinary death, although in facing death he had quietly pointed out that many have died because of obedience to God.
He and the other men with whom he died were hailed as heroes, 'Martyers'. I do not approve. Nor would he have approved.
Is the distinction between living for Christ and dying for Him, after all, so great? Is not the second the logical conclusion of the first? Furthermore, to live for God is to die, 'daily', as the apostle Paul put it. It is to lose everything that we may gain Christ. It is in thus laying down our lives that we find them.
Thanks for reading,