Teamwork To First Steps
Set in 1893 the world is changing. People are still obsessed with class. Each class makes judgments and has prejudices against the other classes but we should never judge. The state of our heart is more important than the state of our clothes.
Fortunately God looks at our heart. He has love for everyone. No one is more or less worthy. “She never felt she was less in the eyes of God because she had so little.”
Some characters are “obsessed with appearances and money.” Money brings choice but was never meant to sit on a throne.
It is the beginning of the age of philanthropy. People are starting to notice the plight of others. “I know I can make a difference in their lives.” They open their hearts and eyes to the suffering and want to take action.
Unlikely partnerships spring up in the novel. God is always willing to use the hands and feet of His people to help others.
God is just a prayer away. “There is great power in prayer.” Whenever we pray, we must pray expecting answers because God hears us.
Life throws up worries and concerns. The best we can do is bring them to God. “She gave up control of her thoughts and worries to God.” God always has a plan for our lives and we would be wise to follow it.
Cecily Wolfe is a new author to me. I loved her style and her warm, welcoming characters who were realistically drawn. The novel not only has a great plot line but reveals the hand and heart of God.
I will leave you with my favourite phrase:
“We aim not to judge but to serve.”
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.