R1089-8 The Power Behind

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THE POWER BEHIND

„I girded thee though thou hast not known me.” (Isa. 45:5.) A little boy sat in front of his father, and held the reins which controlled a restive horse. Unknown to the boy, the reins passed around him and were also in his father’s hands. He saw occasion to pull them. With artless simplicity the child looked around, saying, „Father, I thought I was driving; but I am not, am I?” Thus it is often with men who think they are shaping a destiny which a higher hand than theirs is really shaping. They do their own will, but they also do the will of God. A stronger hand guides them; a mightier power holds the helm of their vessel and saves from rock and wreck. Happy are they who quietly yield to the guidance of an Almighty hand.—Sel.

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— October And November, 1888 —