Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Daily Nugget

   Wednesday, June 12th, 2013.  Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.

When Lee’s army escaped across the Potomac into Virginia after the defeat at Gettysburg, Lincoln was greatly distressed; in his disappointment and anger, he wrote a sharp letter to the commander of the Union army, General Meade. But after the letter had been written, he decided not to send it. That letter contains many true sentiments, and to us at this distance it does seem that Meade should never have permitted Lee to get safely over the river into Virginia. But lest in the intensity of his feeling and in his mortification, he should wound or do an injustice to a faithful general, Lincoln did not send the letter. Some of the best letters ever written are those which were never sent. —(Clarence Macartney, Macartney’s Illustrations, Abingdon-Cokesbury, 1945).

The writer of Proverbs 16:32 tells us, “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

God, thank You for the right to remain silent. Help us to chose that option at appropriate times. Amen.

Bro. Bill
In GOD we Trust!

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