Two Secrets by Hesba Stretton.
Amos and Joanna Terry lived a simple life with their crippled child Charlotte. Amos who was a postman for 37 years, helped a vagrant child who was drowning in a stream and so he missed delivering an important piece of mail. Amos became sick and Joanna took over the mail route, and she knew something that she kept secret. Amos knew of a second secret that led to the surprise ending. This short story is about trusting in God's providence. An important verse is Matthew 10:31: "Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows."
The moral is to do what is right and then trusting in God's providence.—Curiosmith (2014).
- Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.—Matthew 10:31 (KJV).
- Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.—Philippians 4:6 (KJV).
- Your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.—Matthew 6:32b (KJV).