Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I was reading a chapter in "Plain Living and High Thinking" on 'what to talk about'.
It is a practical chapter and in it I found this poem by Cowper that encourages us as are minds are busy looking to and fro, to gather the good and to share it.

" The mind, dispatched upon her busy toil,
should range where Providence has blessed the soil;
Visiting every flower with labor meet,
and gathering all her treasures, sweet by sweet,
she should imbue the tongue with what she sips,
and shed the balmy blessing on the lips,
that good diffused may more abundant grow,
and speech may praise the Power that bids it flow."

Now regarding the photo, this is a picture of my grandson Nic while he was on his first missionary journey to visit a refugee camp on the Thai/Burma border. Surely this is soil blessed by Providence and the memory of this treasure is "sweet by sweet"; and wouldn't you know the Lord would bring along this delightful helpmate for his first journey.
God attends to all the details.

1 comment:

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Fred:)

I am thrilled to see the photo of your grandson. He is very charming.

Excellent message in the post.

Best wishes and prayers:)