[February 9, 2024] My wife Nancy alerted me to a book titled “First Steps for Little Feet in Gospel Paths,” initially copyrighted in 1882 by Charles Foster. Her copy is dated 1913 with a handwritten inscription, “To Tommy from Aunt Jane and Uncle Maurice Easter – 1939.” Nancy wanted to share one of the short stories.
I want to talk with you a little while and tell you what I saw. As I was passing by a house I saw a birdcage hanging in the window, with a beautiful little bird in it.
The cage was new, and it was very pretty. I know who made it. A man made the cage to sell it and get money for it. But the man did not make the bird. Men can make cages and chairs and tables and houses, and a great many other things, but they cannot make things that are alive. Only God can make them.
God lives up in heaven. We cannot see him, but he looks down and sees us. He sees us all the time, not only in the day, but in the night too.
In the night it is dark. Then we lie down on our beds and go to sleep. The sun goes away in the night, and we see the moon and the stars shining up in the sky. But in the morning, when the sun comes again, we cannot see the moon and the stars any more.
God made the sun and the moon and the starts, and he put them up in the sky, where we can see them.
Now I am going to ask you some questions to see if you remember what I have read to you.
What did I see hanging in a window?
What was the cage?
You can obtain your copy on eBay or other similar sites, generally from $10 to $25. I recommend getting yourself a copy before these kinds of religious books are banned or destroyed.
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