Amy Carmichael: Rescuer by Night
In the Trailblazers Series
Jeya was only four years old and she was terrified in the dark and gloomy temple. Between the pillars there, in the darkness, was a huge stone body. She shivered at the sight of its face. She knew this was Kali, the goddess of death. Why did she have to stay here?
Amy Carmichael, an Irish woman determined to share the love of Christ with the people of India, was used of God to deliver children like Jeya from such idols and the temple-slavery. Her story will linger long in the heart of any child who reads it.
“I can’t see! It’s dark everywhere. What place is this? Where am I?”
Why was Jeya there? Who would leave a little girl in the dark like that? Certainly not the God of love. So He sent a woman from Ireland to rescue these children from destruction – Amy Carmichael. And she had been a little girl herself once a little girl with long dark hair, and deep brown eyes. Once she had even begged God to make them blue but he hadn’t. And as Amy leaned over to pick little Jeya up and rescue her from a life of temple-slavery she was very glad that God hadn’t listened to her prayers. Blue eyes were not the eyes of India but Amy’s brown eyes were.
Recommended Reading Level:
Read to me: age 8-9
Read myself: age 9-14
“Amy Carmichael is one of those women who should be every young girl’s heroine. Her childhood escapades and journey of faith are wonderful stories in their own right. Her adventures in India are the concluding part to this extraordinary life. And if you like Rescuer by Night, you’ll love the story of her for younger children, Can Brown Eyes be Made Blue? A fully illustrated life of Amy Carmichael for younger readers (ages 4-7).” — Catherine MacKenzie, author of many children’s books for Christian Focus For Kids editor