Extracts from Letters

"When I reflect upon my experiences as a member of the Expeditionary Forces in France, there comes into my thought this statement from Science and Health (p. 566): 'Stately Science pauses not, but moves before them, a pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night, leading to divine heights.' The golden thread of divine guidance has been easily discernible to me throughout my experiences during the war.

"On the boat our accommodations were splendid and we had much time for study. I saw clearly the truth concerning all of God's ideas, namely, that God places each one of us in the place where we can give the most efficient service and express the most love. Consequently, after landing in a drenching rain, in a camp that was apparently all mud and no sunshine, I found myself with the opportunity to give of my talent and make others happier. This continued until we were moved farther inland. Instead of the box car, which is the usual transportation given troops, I found myself traveling first class through France. Our destination, Cour-Cheverny, reached, I found myself billeted in a barn with the rest of our detachment. We had to walk about a half mile for meals and formations, and considering that it rained constantly, and all was mud, the walk was not pleasant. But I refuted every lie that the material senses would attempt to claim as a verity, and as a result, one week later I was transferred to an organization where my duties were to do the very work that in civil life was my chosen occupation. I was indeed grateful and happy.

Weak Things That Are Mighty
August 30, 1919

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