God Will Take Care of It

[Of Special Interest to Children]

Little Rick was playing with his toys when suddenly he hit his thumb with a hammer. A startled cry brought his mother running, but before she could reach him she heard him say: "God will take care of it. Error can't use me. Error can't use mother, either; we don't want any old error around this neighborhood." By this time Rick's mother was by his side and talked to him about God, and the accident was quickly crowded out of thought.

Now Rick is a little fellow, less than three years old, and he does not know many big words; so it was surprising to hear him use the word "neighborhood." But it can be seen how all-including was the thought which had healed him so quickly. He first declared God's care of him, the loving, tender, guiding presence upon which we can always depend. Then he not only freed himself from the belief that error had the power to use him, but protected himself when he declared that error could not use his mother (through her anxiety for him), and he protected others when he did not "want any old error around this neighborhood."

Of course the little fellow did not stop to reason this out. He simply voiced what came to him. The great prophet Jeremiah said: "Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.... Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth." Jeremiah was obedient, and went forth with faith in God, and did what God told him to do.

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O Thou Unchanging Truth
December 12, 1942

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