A Daily Rate (Hill, GL, 1900)
My favorite story by far! My copy is falling apart.
Celia imagines the meal she would prepare for Miss Burns: thin slices of toast, tea with real cream, a poached egg and a cup of beef bouillon.
Celia read aloud Psalm 23 to Mrs. Morris, and later John 14.
The story is based on 2 Kings 25:30:
Day by day the king gave Jehoiachin a regular allowance as long as he lived. NIV
Aunt Hannah started her first meal at the boarding house by praying a blessing on it and making rolls. It also included roast beef, sweet and Irish potatoes, apple dumpling, spinach soup and celery. The next morning, the boarders enjoyed oatmeal with cream, codfish balls and buckwheat cakes.
A few things to think about from the story:
When Celia was discouraged and homesick, she realized all He wanted her to do was to take the duty of the hour or the minute and do it for Him. What mattered whether there were results that showed or not so long as He was obeyed?
Mr. Stafford asked, "Do you sometimes come to a place where you want to look ahead and see whether things are coming out as you wish? Isn't it blessed to think he leads the way?"
We cannot tell if our actions may not affect the eternal welfare of someone whom we have never seen.