Mrs Seaton's Letter
to the
Boys and Girls



Dear Boys and Girls,

The Basket

One day, a little girl called Sally was walking down the road with a basket. Her mother had put something special in it and carefully covered it with a white cloth and asked Sally to take it to her aunt Nell's house. “Don't tip the basket,” she had said, as Sally left the house. And so, here she was, carefully carrying the basket. On the way, she met a friend, who said, “What's in your basket?” “I don't know,” said Sally. “Well, why don't you look?” asked her friend. Sally thought for just a moment. Then she said, “If mummy had wanted me to know, she would not have covered it and she would have told me.”

I think that was a good answer, boys and girls, don't you? Sometimes God does this to us. He hides things from our eyes and our understanding. We do not need to know what will happen. That is up to God. We must learn to trust Him. This is called, “Living by Faith.” Christians should always live “by faith”. Some people, even boys and girls, always seem to be asking, “What is this for? Lord, Why did you let this happen?” But, we must learn to trust the Lord, because we know that whatever the Lord does He has a definite purpose in His mind.

This is what our story about Sally teaches us. Sally trusted her mummy, and knew that she had a reason for not saying what was in the basket. And God sometimes has a reason for not telling us certain things, but we must always trust Him.

Yours Sincerely

Mrs. Seaton