No Flour In The House--in The Days Of Famine, His Soul Shall Be Satisfied.

Mr. Moody's domestic life has always been a happy one, but in the early

days of his marriage, he was very poor, and his faith was often put to

the severest tests.

One day, on leaving home in his missionary work and labors of love, he

remarked to his wife, "I have no money, and the house is without

supplies. It looks dark; is it possible that the Lord has had enough of

me in this mission work, and is going
to send me back again to sell

boots and shoes." But he prayed. In a day or two, a Stranger sent him

two checks of $50 each--one for himself, and one for his school.

On another occasion his wife informed him that they had no flour for the

day's use, and asked him to order some on his way. Having no money in

his possession, he was perplexed how to proceed to raise the required

amount; but meeting a person in whose spiritual welfare he was

concerned, he forgot all about such sublunary considerations as money

and flour, and went heart and soul into the Lord's work before him.

On his return home at night, he felt somewhat nervous about his

reception on account of his not having sent the flour, but to his joyful

surprise, he found that on his arrival the table was spread with a

bountiful repast.

It seems that a friend of his was powerfully impressed that morning, and

without seeing the family or knowing anything about their need, had

packed up a barrel of flour and sent it.

Others of his friends, who were interested in his work, and felt

confidence in his work, _unknown to him_, selected a new house, and

furnished it throughout with every facility for convenience and comfort,

and when all was completed invited him and his family to it, and made

him a present of the loan of his house, and all its contents.

Thus the _Great Helper_ remembered him and answered his daily prayer,

"Give us this day our daily bread."