Had about .8 inch rain last night. It is raining this evening.
Enjoyed a good chat with Christy and Connie this morning. Thank the Lord for the mobile phone.
Daddy preached first meeting today, on the “yumi’s” in Romans 5. Nuanda preached the second meeting, on 2 Timothy 2:15.
This afternoon, I met with the three teachers to go over tomorrow’s lessons. I am thankful to be able to give them more to do as time goes by.
Today I also worked on getting all the Bible verses on poster board for singing. The Lord has helped me to find just the right tune to fit each verse. The children love to sing, and singing really helps in learning and retaining the verse.
"And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good." Genesis 32:12
When Jacob was on the other side of the brook Jabbok, and Esau was coming with armed men, he earnestly sought God's protection, and as a master reason he pleaded, "And Thou saidst, I will surely do thee good." Oh, the force of that plea! He was holding God to His word—"Thou saidst." The attribute of God's faithfulness is a splendid horn of the altar to lay hold upon; but the promise, which has in it the attribute and something more, is a yet mightier holdfast—"Thou saidst, I will surely do thee good." And has He said, and shall He not do it? "Let God be true, and every man a liar." Shall not He be true? Shall He not keep His word? Shall not every word that cometh out of His lips stand fast and be fulfilled? Solomon, at the opening of the temple, used this same mighty plea. He pleaded with God to remember the word which He had spoken to his father David, and to bless that place. When a man gives a promissory note, his honour is engaged; he signs his hand, and he must discharge it when the due time comes, or else he loses credit. It shall never be said that God dishonours His bills. The credit of the Most High never was impeached, and never shall be. He is punctual to the moment: He never is before His time, but He never is behind it. Search God's word through, and compare it with the experience of God's people, and you shall find the two tally from the first to the last. Many a hoary patriarch has said with Joshua, "Not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass." If you have a divine promise, you need not plead it with an "if," you may urge it with certainty. The Lord meant to fulfil the promise, or He would not have given it. God does not give His words merely to quiet us, and to keep us hopeful for awhile with the intention of putting us off at last; but when He speaks, it is because He means to do as He has said. —Morning and Evening
April 19. The Lord gave us 2.8 inches rain last night. Some sun today. We are praying for more sunshine. The world is very wet. Raining again this evening.
Sipora came this morning and worked in the yard and flower garden.
I want to give these eleven school children all the Bible and love I can give them in the time that I have them. How I long for their souls! Every one of them is so eager to learn and puts his whole heart into all that we do.
Serah came late today — 3:30. I had already started dishes.
Most of the men are here tonight working on translation. Pastor Endru is not here. I think he is the only one not here.
"Behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom." Matthew 27:51
No mean miracle was wrought in the rending of so strong and thick a veil; but it was not intended merely as a display of power — many lessons were herein taught us. The old law of ordinances was put away, and like a worn-out vesture, rent and laid aside. When Jesus died, the sacrifices were all finished, because all fulfilled in Him, and therefore the place of their presentation was marked with an evident token of decay. That rent also revealed all the hidden things of the old dispensation: the mercy-seat could now be seen, and the glory of God gleamed forth above it. By the death of our Lord Jesus we have a clear revelation of God, for He was "not as Moses, who put a veil over his face." Life and immortality are now brought to light, and things which have been hidden since the foundation of the world are manifest in Him. The annual ceremony of atonement was thus abolished. The atoning blood which was once every year sprinkled within the veil, was now offered once for all by the great High Priest, and therefore the place of the symbolical rite was broken up. No blood of bullocks or of lambs is needed now, for Jesus has entered within the veil with his own blood. Hence access to God is now permitted, and is the privilege of every believer in Christ Jesus. There is no small space laid open through which we may peer at the mercy-seat, but the rent reaches from the top to the bottom. We may come with boldness to the throne of the heavenly grace. Shall we err if we say that the opening of the Holy of Holies in this marvellous manner by our Lord's expiring cry was the type of the opening of the gates of paradise to all the saints by virtue of the Passion? Our bleeding Lord hath the key of heaven; He openeth and no man shutteth; let us enter in with Him into the heavenly places, and sit with Him there till our common enemies shall be made His footstool. —Morning and Evening
How grateful I am to be welcome at the mercy seat!
“…There is not a word which has gone out of the Saviour's lips which He has ever retracted. The words of Jesus shall stand when heaven and earth shall pass away.—Morning and Evening
“God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9
April 20. More rain last night — half as much as the night before, but still a lot when added to the other. The clouds seemed to be higher this afternoon, and the Lord painted a sunset for us this evening. Thank you, Lord, for thinking of us.
“Let us fight as if it all depended upon us, but let us look up and know that all depends upon Him.”—Morning and Evening
“That no flesh should glory in his presence.” 1 Cor 1:29