Saturday, 27 November 2010
A soldier who went to the war took with him some of the small instruments of his craft--he was a watch-maker and repairer--thinking to make some extra shillings now and then while in the camp. He did so. He found plenty of watches to mend, and almost forgot that he was a soldier. One day, when ordered off on some duty, he expclaimed, "Why, how can I go? I've got ten watches to mend!"
Some Chrsiitans are so absorbed in self-seeking that they are ready to say to the Master's call, "I pray thee have me excused!" They are nominally soldiers of Christ, but really only watch-menders.
Taken From: 1001 Thoughts From My Library,D. L. Moody
"I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Fath...er who dwelleth in the Heavens".-
Oct 3, 1863