THE SIMPLICITY OF FAITH
The following anecdote was related by Dr. Spence.
Some years ago there prevailed, in one of our northern districts for several weeks, a drought, which, it was anticipated, would result in fearful consequences. It was ultimately decided by a few godly men to meet for prayer to ask God to send them rain. Accordingly one morning early, accompanied by their Pastor, they met in the little vestry adjoining the chapel; and among the number came a little girl bearing a large umbrella. The worthy Pastor accosted her, and said, “Mary, what have you brought that for?” “Sir,” she replied, with all the simplicity of a child’s look, “are we not met to ask God to send us rain? and sure He will send it; so I brought my umbrella to keep me dry.” The rain did come but that child was the only one who had faith enough to believe in God.
The Gospel Magazine. 1859.