Hast Thou No Scar?

Most Christians have heard of Amy Carmichael. As well as being a devoted missionary in India for many years, Amy was also a writer and poet. She writes out of her wealth of experience. In Royal Purposes, a small devotional of thirty-one readings and compiled by Edwin and Lillian Harvey, one of her many poems is included in the reading, “Scarred in Battle.”
Hast thou no scar?

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Isn’t “No” an answer?, Asking Father

We all want quick answers to our prayers but I think most of us realize pretty early on in our Christian walk that God works to a different “time-clock” than we do. For me, at least, it is much harder to accept the fact that sometimes His answers actually seem to spell “No” to our requests and that is a bitter pill to swallow.
In “Asking Father” written by Edwin and Lillian Harvey, there is a story entitled Isn’t “No” an answer? This tells of how Amy Carmichael, the now famous missionary and writer, asked God when a child to have her brown eyes replaced by blue. To her dismay, she awoke the next morning to find that her Father had not answered her prayer. She was to be stuck with brown eyes for the rest of her life. However, she also discovered that, had God answered her request, she would not have been able to rescue the temple children for blue eyes would have given her away immediately.
Read more about Amy in “Asking Father,” published by Harvey Christian Publishers and available in their Online Christian Bookstore.