Book by Lilias Trotter & Miriam Huffman Rockness
By JESS WHITE
Though I was just recently told about this compassionate woman of the faith, I already feel the pull of a “kindred spirit.” Lilias Trotter (pioneer missionary to Algerian Muslims in the late 1800s) was clearly a woman whose soul was filled with wonder at the beauty of the Creator’s world. The ordinary happenings of everyday life gained sparkle and beauty as she viewed them from the radiant eyes of worship. When thinking of the call to pour out her life for those around her, she wrote, “The pebble takes in all the rays of light that fall on it, but the diamond flashes them out again: every facet is a means, not simply of drinking more, but of giving more out.” Though not a proper biography or missionary story, this little book is a collection of precious vignettes from Lilias’s journal and sketchbook. If that sounds like a treat to you, I highly encourage you to put on a kettle of tea, find a cozy spot, and be refreshed by this woman’s words as she reflects on the beauty of our Christ.