"Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well, the rain also filleth the pools."Psalm 84:6
This teaches us that the comfort obtained by a one may often prove serviceable to another; just as wells would be used by the company who came after. We read some book full of consolation, which is like Jonathan's rod, dropping with honey. Ah! we think our brother has been here before us, and digged this well for us as well as for himself. Many a "Night of Weeping," "Midnight Harmonies," an "Eternal Day," "A Crook in the Lot," a "Comfort for Mourners," has been a well digged by a pilgrim for himself, but has proved quite as useful to others. Specially we notice this in the Psalms, such as that beginning, "Why art thou cast down, O my soul?" Travellers have been delighted to see the footprint of man on a barren shore, and we love to see the waymarks of pilgrims while passing through the vale of tears.
The pilgrims dig the well, but, strange enough, it fills from the top instead of the bottom. We use the means, but the blessing does not spring from the means. We dig a well, but heaven fills it with rain. The horse is prepared against the day of battle, but safety is of the Lord. The means are connected with the end, but they do not of themselves produce it. See here the rain fills the pools, so that the wells become useful as reservoirs for the water; labour is not lost, but yet it does not supersede divine help.
Grace may well be compared to rain for its purity, for its refreshing and vivifying influence, for its coming alone from above, and for the sovereignty with which it is given or withheld. May our readers have showers of blessing, and may the wells they have digged be filled with water! Oh, what are means and ordinances without the smile of heaven! They are as clouds without rain, and pools without water. O God of love, open the windows of heaven and pour us out a blessing!
Dear brothers and sisters,
It is with the love of god that I am writing to you. I am begging you to listen. I live in a community where we experience a lot of crisis due to poverty and unemployment. It is because of the problems that it leads to that I am concerned writing to you that you may lend to me your help where ever you are. When God spoke to my heart to bring up an institution that will see to helping youths establish business and learn how to manage it, I thought it was a joke till we start losing God’s children to crime. So I set up an institution to cater for the needs of youths who need your help, to set up, A BUSINESS CREATION AND MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTER, WHICH IS CALLED (JLC MEDIA ACADEMY).
If you are interested in helping our youths leave the life of crime and learn the things that will benefit their lives. The center therefore needs funds to keep publishing the paper called CAREERDAY, which can sensitize youths towards creativity. So this project needs a minimum of 2000 dollars, (650,000). You can make your donations to us through our account. You can be abroad or Nigeria yet, God is touching you to give for this mission.
BANK: STERLING BANK, NIGERIA
NAME: OKECHUKWU VITUS
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 9906555334
We pray that the good God bless you so that you can remember the youths among us. To hear from me please call: 08068488422. Your donations will help many youths go away from crime. Thank you...
Okechukwu, Chidoluo Vitus.