From the editor
Two weeks ago, a dear friend of our family's went to be
with Jesus. A special lady who loved the Word of God, and better still -– knew
the heart of God. I am aware that this combination of 'knowledge and
understanding, leading to wisdom' is not an earthly commodity which can be
grabbed by an individual on demand. To know the written Word, and to know the
Author personally is life and peace.
I pray that over time I will develop a measure of Mildred
Mary Powell's wisdom and friendship with God.
David Powell (Grandson of Nana Powell) penned the following:
Sugar for jam
My life and Nana's
Have crossed not so much,
There's not much of her life I can tell.
I remember the piano,
The craft work and such,
In Kyabram her peach jam was swell.
'Twas in this jam that I found
One of life's little lessons
As we chatted one day over tea.
A lesson profound,
True for all seasons,
A challenge for us all to see.
It was the time of the war
And all things were on rations,
And Ma did her best for her three.
A woman of care,
A woman of passion,
So she stopped taking sugar in tea.
A window of pleasure
In a time of great need,
She willingly gave up with a plan;
With sugar like treasure
And children to feed,
Those grains would be sugar for jam.
This thought I savour
Of a life full of grace,
She lived as a servant of all.
She followed her Saviour
In this time and place,
And now has received her home call!
And I'm sure that by now
She has heard her "Well Done",
With new body she worships the Lamb;
And she might ask Him how
Down to earth He could come,
And He'll answer "That was sugar for jam".
"The path of the just is as a shining light that shineth
more and more until the perfect day" Proverbs 4:18.