The Quilts on a Thousand Hills

Written by Larose McCluskey


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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Quilts on a Thousand Hills

by Ron McCluskey

"Aunt Joe! Aunt Joe!" Alice called downrepparttar 127025 stairs.

(Everyone called Josephine Aunt Joe. But, I call her that for a special reason. After all, she was my step great-aunt in-law.)

"What do you need Alice," Aunt Joe replied.

"You gave away our quilt. Did you forget that we are getting company tonight?"

Aunt Joe and her husband were missionaries in Africa. It was very difficult to get supplies and even harder to get luxuries like quilts. Even though they were in Africa, they lived high inrepparttar 127026 mountains where it got cold at night and blankets were necessary. Alice was her housekeeper. There were two very important church leaders coming to inspect their mission and stayrepparttar 127027 night with them. They would get very cold without a quilt.

"That's right," Aunt Joe said thoughtfully, "We better pray about it. After all, you knowrepparttar 127028 Lord ownsrepparttar 127029 quilts on..."

"Stop right there," said Alice, "I know what you're going to say. You are going to say thatrepparttar 127030 Lord ownsrepparttar 127031 quilts on a thousand hills. But how is he going to get you one here by tonight?"

"Well, lets just pray about it." And that is what they did. When they got off of their knees, they fixed uprepparttar 127032 guest roomrepparttar 127033 best they could. Then they went downstairs.

Seek God First

Written by Stanley T. Crawford


Matthew 6:25-34, tells us: 1) God will provide for us, 2) We should avoid worry, and 3) We should seek God first. In this passage, Jesus points out that God provides for our needs. Jesus utilizes examples from nature to describe how God is able to care for us. Jesus talks about God, and his ability to provide sour smallest need to our greatest needs (vs. 26 & 28&29)

In addition, Jesus exhorts us not to worry (vs. 31 & 34). As men and women this is sometimes very difficult to do. Jesusí rationale for us is that we are not able to add to our stature (vs.27). A small example is when we go to extremes to stay young, and unwrinkled. I am not mentioning this to condemn this pursuit, but to say that we should keep our efforts and actions in proper perspective.

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