Your Father knoweth


father knoweth
A visitor at a school for the deaf and dumb was writing questions on the blackboard for the children.  By and by he wrote this, Why has God made me to hear and speak, and made you deaf and dumb ? (very insensitive of him ).
The awful question fell upon the little ones like a fierce slap in the face.  They sat stunned before that dreadful ” WHY ?”  And then, a little girl stood up and went to the blackboard.  Her lip was trembling,  her eyes were swimming with tears.  She picked up the chalk, wrote with a firm hand these precious words : “Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Thy sight !”  What a reply !  It reaches up and lays hold of an eternal truth, upon which the most  mature as well as the youngest of children may securely rest —– the truth that God is your Father.
Do you mean that ?  Do you really and fully believe that ?  When you do, then your dove of faith will no longer wander in weary unrest, but will settle down forever in its eternal resting place of peace ——–Your Father.
I still believe that a day comes for all of us, however far off it may be, when we shall understand, when these tragedies that now darken the very air for us, will sink into their places in a scheme so august so magnificent, so joyful, that we shall laugh for wonder and delight.
 No chance hath brought this ill to me
‘Tis God’s own hand, so let it be
He sees what I cannot see
There is a “need-be” for each pain
And He one day will make it plain
That earthly loss is heavenly gain.
Like as a piece of tapestry
Viewed from the back appears to be
Naught but threads tangled hopelessly
But in the front, a picture fair
Rewards the worker for his care
Proving his skill and patience rare
THOU ART THE WORKMAN, I THE FRAME.
Lord, for the glory of Thy Name
Perfect Thy image on the same.
—— Selected. 
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