“Family Devotions”

“Hearts that are drawn together at God’s feet every day in family devotions — cannot drift very far away from each other. The domestic frictions of the day are forgotten — when all voices mingle in the same heavenly song. As the tender words of Scripture fall with their gracious counsels — all feeling of unkindness melts away. The family altar in the midst — wondrously hallows and sweetens the whole home.”

“Besides, the family altar . . .
puts new strength into every heart,
comforts all sorrows,
is a shield against temptation,
smoothes out the wrinkles of care,
inspires strength for burden-bearing,
quickens every holy sentiment, and
keeps the fires of devotion burning on every heart’s altar.”

By J. R. Miller, www.gracegems.org/2013/01/devotions

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