This is the Thirty-first Day, the end, of Little Pillows by F.R.H., the first of her three 31-day books for children, to be read by—or for a parent to read to—a child just before going to sleep, a “little pillow” to rest the child’s heart on till “He giveth His beloved sleep.”
“Hath He said, and shall He not do it?”—Numbers 23:19.
We have been thinking, night after night, of some of our Father’s promises, and very likely you have been hoping and wishing that they would come true for you. But being quite sure is better and happier than hoping and wishing, is it not? Now, how may you be quite sure that all these “exceeding great and precious promises” will come true for you? Just simply because God has spoken them ! and “hath He said, and shall He not do it?” Of course He will ! Surely that is enough!
If your father had promised to give you a great treat, would you go about in a dismal way, saying, “Yes, it would be very nice? I hope papa will do it!” Would he be pleased at that? But if you came again, and reminded him of his promise, and he answered, “I have said it, and do you suppose I shall not do it?” what a silly child you would be if you still looked dismal, and went on only “hoping” he might do it! And what an ungrateful and unbelieving child you would be if you did not say brightly, “Thank you, dear papa!” and show him how glad you were about it, and try your very best to be good and please him all day, because he had made you such a kind and sure promise!
When you read the Bible, or hear it read, keep looking out for God’s promises. They are scattered all over the Bible, like beautiful bright stars. Then, every time you come to one of them, say to yourself, This will come true for me, for “hath He said, and shall He not do it?”
Before you go to sleep, see if you can recollect as many promises as you are years old, and set upon every one this strong and shining seal, “Hath He said, and shall He not do it?”
When you reach the heavenly Canaan, you will find, as Joshua said, that “Not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.”—Joshua 23:14.
“All that He hath spoken,
He will surely do!
Nothing shall be broken,
Every word is true.”