“Is this it?” Acts 5: 8 Peter asked he

“Is this it?”
Acts 5: 8
Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?” “Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”

“Is this everything?”
“Yes it is everything”

Karen Watson, 38, was one of four missionaries who died in Iraq in 2004 after their vehicle was ambushed on March 15.

Karen wrote a letter, dated March 7, 2003, just before Watson left for the Middle East and was meant to be opened only upon her death.

“I wasn’t called to a place. I was called to Him,” she wrote. “To obey was my objective, to suffer was expected, His glory was my reward, His glory is my reward.”

Anticipating her death may cause others to question the need for missionary work in dangerous places to continue, Watson clearly said one of the most important things is to “preserve the work.”

“Keep sending missionaries out. Keep raising up fine young pastors,” she wrote.

Watson quoted The Missionary Heart:

Care more than some think is wise.

Risk more than some think is safe.

Dream more than some think is practical.

Expect more than some think is possible.

I was called not to comfort or success but to obedience.

She listed some of her favorite passages of Scripture, including 2 Corinthians 15:5, which says, “And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”

In closing, Watson wrote, “There is no Joy outside of knowing Jesus and serving Him.”

“Sapphire, is this everything?”
“Yes it is everything”
Watson gave everything, Sapphira just said she did.

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