APRIL 2003 REUNION EDITION
MANUAL OF DEVOTIONS
1st. Who endeavors to serve and obey God to the best of his understanding and power.
2dly. Who strives to please his neighbor to edification.
3dly. Who endeavors to do his duty in that state of life unto which it has pleased God to call him.
Whoever would continue in the practice of these things unto his life's end, it is necessary that he should call himself often to an account whether he does so or not; constantly pray for grace to know, and to do his duty; and preserve himself in such a teachable temper as to be always ready to receive the truth when it is fairly proposed to him.
The above is taken from:
CAMP MONUMENT FUND
The Chaplains' Words
The world in which we live is an increasingly dangerous place, with more and more dangers as time passes. Can we as a people and as a nation ever really feel safe again? When Jesus was telling His disciples of the dangers that were ahead for Him, He says in John 16:33 " I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace; in the world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
When we hear the words persecution or trouble we usually associate them with violence such as the tragedy that encompassed our nation on September 11, 2001. The number of deaths in this tragedy has caught the attention of many caring and sensitive people.
We as Americans are blessed with freedoms and privileges granted to us by a loving and caring Heavenly Father. Yet they did not come without troubles of the past. They have always been a part of our history. A part of Washington's prayer as is printed in the "1861 Confederate Soldier's Prayer Book" says, "endow, also, our enemies with enlightened minds, that they may become sensible of their injustice, and willing to restore our liberty and peace." Sounds like a prayer that we might need to offer today, doesn't it?
The thought of further troubles in our nation creates fear in our hearts. But we need to remember that God is in control. We as a nation can be encouraged and even be courageous in the face of any trouble.
Yours in Christ,
"Not for fame or reward; Not for place or for rank; Not lured by ambition; Or goaded by necessity; But in simple; Obedience to duty; As they understood it; These men suffered all; Sacrificed all; Dared all - and died".
Rev. Randolph Kim