When Daddy went back for the second service, I spent some time praying while stitching patches on a patch-work quilt. Then I went for nap. Slept a good while. The teachers were all here about 3:45 so had our teachers’ meeting. Then I cut Daddy’s hair.
"Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn." Ruth 2:2 Downcast and troubled Christian, come and glean today in the broad field of promise. Here are abundance of precious promises, which exactly meet thy wants. Take this one: "He will not break the bruised reed, nor quench the smoking flax." Doth not that suit thy case? A reed, helpless, insignificant, and weak, a bruised reed, out of which no music can come; weaker than weakness itself; a reed, and that reed bruised, yet, He will not break thee; but on the contrary, will restore and strengthen thee. Thou art like the smoking flax: no light, no warmth, can come from thee; but He will not quench thee; He will blow with His sweet breath of mercy till He fans thee to a flame. Wouldst thou glean another ear? "Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." What soft words! Thy heart is tender, and the Master knows it, and therefore He speaketh so gently to thee. Wilt thou not obey Him, and come to Him even now? Take another ear of corn: "Fear not, thou worm Jacob, I will help thee, saith the Lord and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel." How canst thou fear with such a wonderful assurance as this? Thou mayest gather ten thousand such golden ears as these! "I have blotted out thy sins like a cloud, and like a thick cloud thy transgressions." Or this, "Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." Or this, "The Spirit and the Bride say, Come, and let him that is athirst come, and whosoever will let him take the water of life freely." Our Master's field is very rich; behold the handfuls. See, there they lie before thee, poor timid believer! Gather them up, make them thine own, for Jesus bids thee take them. Be not afraid, only believe! Grasp these sweet promises, thresh them out by meditation and feed on them with joy. —Morning and Evening
August 2. It has been a busy day. Cold too. Not much sun today. Jevin kept Frina out of school so he could take her to the haus sik. She has lost weight, and is not gaining back her strength very quickly. He had to wait for them to get done with the baby shots before they would see Frina. They put her on albendazole.
Stephanas started feeling sick after he came to school so went home at recess time.
This morning, we practiced once through the story of Noah for them to tell on family day. Tomorrow they will break into groups and practice their parts.
Max finished lesson four this morning and has to start studying for his first test.
Beni came and cut firewood. We have been using a lot on these cold days.
Very busy this afternoon and evening, getting a lot of things ready for school.
The Lord encouraged us this evening in that seven of the men came to work on translation.
"Who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will." Ephesians 1:11
August 3. Cold again today. I put a long-sleeved blouse on this morning. I got hot enough for a little while to be able to roll up the sleeves.
Stephanas was back to school today. Said he was feeling better. Frina was back too. Stephanas made up his work at recess time, and Frina made up hers after school. She acts very tired and weak, but said she wasn’t too tired to make up her work.
At the end of Bible class, and at the end of English class today, we divided into groups so the kids can practice their parts for family day. Jonas is going to be a good tokples reader, and Manila does very well dividing the words into syllables and sounding them out.
Last night, I finished printing a new little book for them to read in tokples. Got them put together today.
"The Lamb is the light thereof." Revelation 21:23 Light is also the emblem of knowledge. In heaven our knowledge will be perfect, but the Lord Jesus Himself will be the fountain of it. Dark providences, never understood before, will then be clearly seen, and all that puzzles us now will become plain to us in the light of the Lamb. Oh! what unfoldings there will be and what glorifying of the God of love!—Morning and Evening
Here is a picture of 2 of the pages in the second little reading book Mom made for the class.