Zeke knew he needed more rest when he started seeing angels everywhere while doing his barn chores.
“And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
—Revelation 14:3, 12 KJV
Harriet surprised June with a quilt made of tiny squares with an ivory satin border. “I sewed a block a day, praying for your situation. I memorized many psalms while I sewed—Psalm 45 a favorite.”
“And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad.”
—Esther 8:15 KJV
As June traveled to Agate Beach with Montana and Susanna, she savored the soft whispering pines and fresh blueberry biscuits. After several vespers at Agate Beach with Sam and Harriet, June found she could once again peacefully listen to waves breaking on shore.
“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:”
—2 Peter 1:19 KJV
“One of the workers from up north helped me build a fishing shack for the workers. They can use it during breaks or on their day off. We packed ice blocks between layers of straw to keep it cool. I’ll write more later. Please write soon! Love, June.”
“For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.”
—Proverbs 25:22 KJV
Peach Orchard, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: “Brother Jeb met me at the Gettysburg station in a downpour. As we traveled down Emmitsburg Road, Jeb gave me an overview of the battle. The battle heated up on the second day in Jeb’s orchard, and his barn burned. Artillery and musket fire damaged many trees, but some still produced that luscious blend of lemon and orange tang—refreshing even in a cold rain.”
“So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.
And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.
And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.”
—Nehemiah 2:11-13 KJV
Rockville Bridge, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: “I befriended one of the conductors on our train, and during a station stop in Harrisburg, he took me to see Rockville Bridge that spans the Susquehanna River. He told me he had helped stop several attempts by the Confederate Army to destroy the bridge. The wind from an approaching storm blew out our candles, and in the darkness, I thanked God the war had ended.”
“And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.
And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,”
—Nehemiah 1:3, 4 KJV