Trust And Obey
The Chapel Car Bride by Judith Miller is a charming historical Christian novel set in 1913.
We see the importance of telling people about God who loves them. A preacher and his daughter travel into the American wilderness via the railways to spread the Good News to various communities. In some places they are welcomed, in others there is a degree of suspicion until they see that the pair are spreading love and not there to interfere.
The majority of the novel is set in a poor mining town. Here, the townsfolk are held to ransom by the mine owners who do not repair the properties, show little regard for safety in the mines and pay a pittance. The preacher and his daughter set about to show practical expressions of God’s love to the community.
In 1913 liquor is illegal in many states meaning that illegal making and selling of moonshine has sprung up. It is dangerous to interfere with these operations as the men are unscrupulous and are ready to kill. Their goal is to make money and to stop anyone in their way.
It may be hard to trust God when you cannot see or feel Him. We must step out trusting that God is good and His heart is kind. As we exercise our faith muscle, we will see instances of God at work.
A character with a good heart, trusts all she meets. She gives even the darkest of hearts the benefit of the doubt, believing what they say until it doesn’t line up with their actions. A good heart always attracts others to them. Kindness appeals to all.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Chapel Car Bride. It was a most delightful read.
I received a free copy. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.