Thankful For God's Word
There is a Baptist church in St Joseph, Missouri that may have had an influence on the founding of the pony express. The pony express was a thrilling part of American history. It ran from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California--a distance of 1,900 miles. The trip was made in ten days. Forty men, each riding 50 miles a day, dashed along the trail on 500 of the best horses in the West. This trip was very wearing on the riders and on the horses. To conserve weight, clothing was very light, saddles were extremely small and thin, and no weapons were carried. The horses themselves wore small shoes or none at all. The mail pouches were flat and very conservative in size. Letters had to be written on thin paper, and postage was $5.00 an ounce (a tremendous sum in those days). You may wonder what influence the church could possibly have in such an endeavor? Each rider carried a full-sized Bible, presented to him by that church when he joined the pony express. The Word of God was their only protection, their only council and their only comfort.
The same is true for today. God’s Word is our source of protection, council and comfort. We have a need for a steady diet of God’s Word. This is why regular Sunday School and worship attendance is vital to you and every member of your family. This is why you need to encourage others to become a part of a Bible believing church.
Thankful for God's Word,