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Faith is our business

Cover of Bottome’s Crumbs from the King’s Table

Today's Devotional

He was amazed at their lack of faith —Mark 6:6 (NIV).

Only two things made the dear Christ wonder! He marvelled at their unbelief, and wondered at their faith. Could we have a nobler ambition than to have the Master say to us, “O, woman, great is thy faith!” (Matthew 15:28). Alas! He has often, it seems to me, marvelled at our unbelief. Why not make faith a business? The chief work of our life is to believe God. “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent” (John 6:29 NIV).

Faith lends its realizing light;
The clouds disperse, the shadows fly;
The Invisible appears in sight,
And God is seen by mortal eye.

About the author and the source

Margaret McDonald Bottome (1827–1906) was an American religious organizer, founder of the King’s Daughters which (after the admission of men and a change of name) boasted half a million members in Canada and the United States within twenty years. She wrote a column in the Ladies’ Home Journal for members and also wrote several books, including the devotional Crumbs from the King’s Table.

Margaret Bottome. Crumbs from the King’s Table. New York: Willis McDonald & Co., 1888.

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