ot;In 1932, A.M. Overton was the pastor of a church in Mississippi. He =
had three small children, and his wife was pregnant with their fourth =
child. But when it came time for delivery there were complications, and =
both his wife and the baby died.
ing the funeral service, the preacher officiating the service noticed =
Pastor Overton writing something on a piece of paper. After the service =
the minister asked him about it, and he handed him the paper with a poem =
he had just written, which he titled ‘He Maketh No Mistake.’ The poem =
reads as follows:
ot;My Father’s way may twist and turn,
heart may throb and ache,
in my soul I’m glad to know,
maketh no mistake.
cherished plans may go astray,
hope may fade away,
still I’ll trust my Lord to lead,
He doth know the way.
‘ night be dark and it may seem,
t day will never break,
l pin my faith, my all, in Him,
maketh no mistake.
re’s so much now I cannot see,
eyesight’s far too dim,
come what may,
l simply trust and leave it all to Him.
by and by the mist will lift,
plain it all He’ll make,
ough all the way, tho’ dark to me,
made not one mistake."
encouraging it is to realize that our gracious and omniscient God is in =
full control of everything that comes into our lives. He is our Shield, =
and nothing can touch us without first passing through Him. For His =
all-wise reasons, God allowed Satan to touch Job’s possessions and =
children and servants and even his own body, but only by divine =
permission. When things come our way, whether blessings or trials, we =
know they have come from the loving hand of God for our benefit and for =
His glory. I Peter 5:7, 10-11 – "Casting all your care upon =
Him; for He careth for you. But the God of all grace, who hath called us =
unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a =
while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To Him be =
glory and dominion for ever and ever Amen."
[thank you to =
Colleen, a dear friend of 55+ years, for sharing =
Dr Bob Griffin =
Knows Me, This I Love!"