September 9. The Lord made the sky so pretty this evening with bright yellow rays of sunshine piercing the evening clouds.
Only a handful of Bible school students showed up this evening so Daddy canceled the class for this week.
“And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.” Exodus 32:33
September 10. The early morning blue sky deceived us into thinking we were going to have a warm, sunny day. A couple hours later, however, the blue sky was gone, the air was cool, the wind was blowing, and there was even a little rain. Daddy has kept the fire burning all day. I was hoping we could forget the fire for a few days and give my eyes a chance to recover from all the itching.
Amos taught from Acts 9:26-31, the story of Barnabas’s helping the church at Jerusalem to accept Saul.
The new verse for the students to learn in their reading class today was Psalm 126:5, “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” They had already learned the words “sow” and “reap” when they learned Galatians 6:7, but were very puzzled about the meaning of this new verse. I explained that we have tears of sorrow when a loved one dies, but most often it is because we are sorry for ourselves and our loss. I asked them what other kind of sowing and reaping believers do. They knew the answer because we had covered that pretty thoroughly in our Bible class in John chapter 4. I asked them, have any of you ever wept tears of sorrow over a lost soul who will suffer forever in the lake of fire if he does not believe in Christ? This is the meaning of this verse, I said. And there is a promise here too -- those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. Even though we are learning the verse in English, I explained the verse in Pidgin as I felt it was important for them to clearly understand its meaning.
“And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.” Exodus 33:14