“The offering up of oneself for the sake of others- this is the price of real authority. It was because Christ humbled himself to the point of dying that He is now lifted up above all others in heaven or earth. His exaltation require His humiliation. The way up is down.” The Mark of a Man by Gene Getz

“It shouldn’t be the location, or the presence or absence of those we love, or the number of presents received that determine our heart’s celebration of the tremendous mystery of Christ’s incarnation.” Christmas Lessons and Carols by Elisabeth Elliot

“God came down and lived in this same world as a man. Her showed us how to live in this world, subject to its vicissitudes and necessities, that we might be changed…The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances.” Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot