“Eventually, when we returned to the town,” Ron continued, “we saw that the entire mission station, including the house we built for our family and the aircraft hangars and maintenance facility that we built by hand, were all destroyed.”
…Emotional and on the verge of tears, he told me, “It was a deep, deep hurt for me to realize that [what took] generations of missions effort to build was all destroyed. We lost the whole thing, but not the privilege of being able to put it on the altar for Christ.”
(From the most recent VOM magazine)
They lost everything but not the privilege to lay all their costly losses on the altar for a worthy Christ.
So if our losses permit us to do nothing else … they permit us to do this …