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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
A timely reminder
As regular readers here know, I'm continuing to sort through the contents of my childhood home on a near-daily basis. One of my finds was the memo pad above. It was evidently a freebie with an order from the Faith, Prayer and Tract League. It was suggested that these memo pads, with "31 pages of wisdom" be used as gifts, favors, etc. Above was what the front page looked like. Below is the reverse side of the page:
Each page of the memo pad is mostly blank except for a sort of proverb on one side of the page (not from Scripture) and a Bible verse on the other side.
So all along I've been setting aside memo pads and similar sized pads of paper. They make great labels for various boxes and pieces of furniture going to specific places or people, i.e., "DUMP"; "THRIFT"; "BOOK DROP", or a person's name.
I also use them to write notes to myself as in the one below.
For whatever reason, I then turned the page over. It was blank, of course, except for the Scripture verse:
Wow. It stopped me in my tracks.
Some days I do get weary. Weary of the task of cleaning out the homestead. Even wearier of the way life is in our world right now.
The full verse says,
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
Better days are coming. One day we will reap the rewards of patiently serving the Lord and seeking to do all to His glory, even in wearisome tasks amid wearisome circumstances. What a timely reminder!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.