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Thoughts Worth While (1943)

by D. H. Friend

Reprint from Word and Work Nov. 1943

  1. H.F. (Durward H. Friend)



  1. Honors God. Revelation 5:8.
  2. Helps Man. Psalm 34 :6.
  3. Hinders Satan. Acts 12:1-11.



The coronation of King George VI was the first to be broadcast to the world  by radio. What  a  magnificent  testimony to the  Bible  was  heard  at  that  point  in  the  Westminster Abbey service when the  crystal-clear  voice  of  the  Archbishop of  Canterbury rang out with  these words:  "Our gracious  King. we present you with this Book, the most valuable thing this world affords.  Here  is  wisdom ; this is the  royal  law; these are the living oracles of God.''

-Bible Society Record.



A young girl said to her mother just after a white-haired visitor left their home: ..”If I could be such an old lady as that -so beautiful, serene, sweet, and lovable-I should not mind growing old."  The discerning and  keen-witted  mother  replied: ''Well, if you want to be that kind of an old lady, you'd better begin making  her right now.        She does  not  impress me  as a piece of  work  that was done in  a h urry.  It has  taken  a long time  to make her what she is. If you are going to paint that sort of portrait of yoursel for the the world, you had better be mixing your colors now."                                                                                                                  -Upward.



Abraham Lincoln paid a visit one day to one of the military hospitals.    He brought cheer to  all the wards.            Coming to the bedside of a Vermont lad, but sixteen years of age, yet mortally wounded, the President took the dying boy's  thin, white hands in his own and  said  tenderly,  "Well,  my  poor  boy, what can I do for you?"  Looking into his kindly  face, the boy asked, "Won't you write to my mother  for  me?"  "That I will," answered Mr. Lincoln. It was a very long letter, but the President  betrayed  no signs of weariness. When  it was finished, he arose,  saying:  "I will  post this  as soon  as I get to my office. Now is there anything else I can do for you ?''  Looking appealingly into that kindly  face,  the lad  said : “Won't you stay with me? I do want to hold to your hand."  The appeal was too strong to resist. For two hours, until the end came, the  great  President sat there patiently as though he were the boy's father. Loving, sacrificing service is a mark of greatness.                                               -New Century Leader.


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