The Ladies Page

Country Echoes

| January/February 1966

R.R. 2, Brandon, Wisconsin 53919

This morning as we had our family devotions we were reading the fourth chapter of Philippians. This I shall try to carry with me for several days to come - 'Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication let your requests be known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.'

'Rejoice in the Lord always.' How hard it is in this day of unrest and turmoil to rest in anything. One almost feels guilty when you find yourself being full of joy. For battles are raging in other parts of the world, and some one's son or husband is being killed or imprisoned under soul-destroying circumstances.

There is a small center of rest in the heart of even so tumultuous a thing as a cyclone. Can we not learn from this to be at peace with God and ourselves and then rest in His care?

Yesterday I was in too much of a hurry. My mother is eighty-seven and very happily living in the Christian Home For The Aged near here. One day a week I bring her to the farm. Yesterday was Grandma Day, and Grocery Day, and Prayer Group Day and last evening we had a Spiritual Retreat at our church. Our guests were ladies from a nearby town.

But I must tell you what I almost missed because I was too busy. We are still laughing about it, and the family looks at me and shakes their heads at my stupidity, and that is what it is STUPIDITY.


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