Job 26:14 says, “Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, and how small a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand?” (NKJV) The title Amy Carmichael chose for this daily devotional suggests her humble admission of littleness and a lack of the full apprehension of God’s marvelous ways. Yet this book of daily readings provides wonderful encouragement for the Lord’s children. The author’s thoughtful approach is to feature a verse and to comment on it from her own personal experience of Christ. Many of the entries read as if they were written that very morning just for you. The book has a friendly, personal atmosphere that is heart-warming and faith-building. The entries are sometimes weighty but rarely lengthy. They truly speak from her heart to yours.
Amy Carmichael felt the calling to be a missionary when she was still a teenager, and she devoted her life to serve the Savior by helping and saving children in India who would have had bleak or terrible futures without her efforts. She founded the Dohnavur Fellowship in south India in 1901 where she served for fifty years until her death in 1951. For the last twenty years of her life she was mostly confined to her bed due to a tragic accident in 1931.