As I thought on the celebration of Presidents Day, especially in these turbulent times, Dale Byers sent the following to me.
“He is a boy fourteen years old. He comes down the stairs of his boyhood home with his suitcase. He sets it down by the door of this mother’s room and goes in to bid her good-bye. As long as he can remember, his ambition has been to go to sea, and now the hour has come, and because she is gradually growing blind, he sees the grief which the thought of his departure is causing her. So instead of bidding her farewell, he goes out, picks up his bag, mounts the stairs and stays at home.
The picture that goes with that is of a man astride a horse beneath an elm tree on the edge of a college campus. He is assuming command of the armies of his people whom he is to lead to victory in their fight for independence, a service he is to fulfill as their first President and - first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” The boy became a man.
(Mountain Trailways for Youth, Jan. 10 page 10)
It brings home the truth of Psalms 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”
It’s not hard to apply the verse to Dale’s offering. Thanks Dale.
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