April 28. The Lord gave us a lovely morning for drying clothes.
Nuanda came early this morning to ask Daddy to take lotu. Nuxawai led the singing. Daddy talked more on the resurrection, and its importance in our salvation. Luke translated, but had a hard time. He also took charge of prayer time.
"Remember the word unto Thy servant, upon which Thou hast caused me to hope." Psalm 119:49
April 29. The weather is becoming more like dry season weather. We are grateful for the sunshine and drier days. We did have a little shower this afternoon.
"The Lord taketh pleasure in His people." Psalm 149:4
April 30. It has been another warm, dry day. It is very warm this evening. Wonder if there is some rain coming.
Today was pay day for the teachers. They are doing a good job. They do really well at drilling the children with the flash cards. After our break, I hope to start putting them into more teaching.
Not really much news. The village has been rather quiet. It is a blessing to have it quiet for a little bit.
"How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God." Psalm 139:17
Divine omniscience affords no comfort to the ungodly mind, but to the child of God it overflows with consolation. God is always thinking upon us, never turns aside His mind from us, has us always before His eyes; and this is precisely as we would have it, for it would be dreadful to exist for a moment beyond the observation of our heavenly Father. His thoughts are always tender, loving, wise, prudent, far-reaching, and they bring to us countless benefits: hence it is a choice delight to remember them. The Lord always did think upon His people: hence their election and the covenant of grace by which their salvation is secured; He always will think upon them: hence their final perseverance by which they shall be brought safely to their final rest. In all our wanderings the watchful glance of the Eternal Watcher is evermore fixed upon us—we never roam beyond the Shepherd's eye. In our sorrows He observes us incessantly, and not a pang escapes Him; in our toils He marks all our weariness, and writes in His book all the struggles of His faithful ones. These thoughts of the Lord encompass us in all our paths, and penetrate the innermost region of our being. Not a nerve or tissue, valve or vessel, of our bodily organization is uncared for; all the littles of our little world are thought upon by the great God.
Dear reader, is this precious to you? then hold to it. Never be led astray by those philosophic fools who preach up an impersonal God, and talk of self-existent, self-governing matter. The Lord liveth and thinketh upon us, this is a truth far too precious for us to be lightly robbed of it. The notice of a nobleman is valued so highly that he who has it counts his fortune made; but what is it to be thought of by the King of kings! If the Lord thinketh upon us, all is well, and we may rejoice evermore. —Morning and Evening