Key Verse: Verse 31 – “The
horse is prepared
against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.”
Key Words: safety is of the LORD
and Mrs. William Stillman Martin and daughter were guests at the Practical Bible
Training School in Lestershire, now Johnson City, New
York. The year
was 1904 and Dr. Martin was traveling in the area as an Evangelist. One Sunday, he was scheduled to speak in a
church some distance from Johnson City, but when Mrs. Martin awakened that
morning she felt ill; in fact to Dr. Martin she seemed ill enough for him to
cancel his engagement. This thought he
voiced to his wife but before she could answer her husband, their young
daughter, perhaps 7 or 8 years of age replied, “Oh, Daddy, you don’t have to
stay home because of mother – God will take care of us.” Taking this as a voice from the Lord and
having his wife’s full approval, he boarded the Erie train and went on to his meeting. When he arrived at the church, there was word
awaiting him. It was from his wife
saying, “All is well – God did take care of us.”
Dr. Martin arrived back at the school he was met by his wife who was now fully recovered. As she greeted him, she handed him a paper
with some verses written on it. In the
hour of extremity, God had given the confidence needed – and all through the
little child the Lord had given them.
The poem was entitled “God Will Take Care of You.” Soon, Dr. Martin had taken these words and
while seated at the piano in the apartment wrote the melody which through the
years has proven to be one of the most perfect and singable musical settings
ever composed for a Gospel song.
God will take care of you Through every day, o’er all the way; He will take care of you’ God will take care of you.
What to do:
run from God; run to Him and let Him take care
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