Magna Charta signed, Runnymede, 1215.
Blaise Pascal born 1623.
Charles H. Spurgeon born 1834.
Find your niche and fill it. If it is ever so little, if it is only a hewer of wood or a drawer of water, do something in the great battle for God and truth.
If I do what I may in earnest, I need not mourn if I work no great work on earth. To help the growth of a thought that struggles toward the light; to brush with gentle hand the stain from the white of one snowdrop—such be my ambition.
Jehovah thy God will bless thee in all thy work, and in all that thou puttest thy hand unto.
—Deuteronomy 15. 10.
Lord God, I pray that I may not through conceit be betrayed into slacking my work, or through visions of greatness lose it. Teach me how to obtain the secret wealth in the smallest thing; and may I recognize thy treasures, and fill my life with the finest that may be given me. Amen.