I remember when sailing one day in a steamer, the...

I remember when sailing one day in a steamer, the captain's son, a bright little fellow of five or six years of age, was on board, and wanted to take the place of the man at the helm. The good-natured steersman, to humor him, put the spoke of the wheel into his little hand, which was hardly able to grasp it. But he was careful at the same time to put his own big hand on the child's tiny fingers, and took a firm hold, and moved the wheel in the right direction, and the boy was in high glee, imagining that he himself was steering the huge steamer. Now, so God deals with you. He puts His almighty hand on your feeble hand when you are ruling your own spirit, and makes His strength perfect in your weakness.—MacMillan.

Seek to cultivate a buoyant, joyous sense of the crowded kindnesses of God in your daily life.


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March 7, 1903

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