09
Feb

Neither rain, nor snow…

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
 
IMG_5079That makes me think of Jim Joslyn! He is definitely made of hearty Wisconsin stock! I want to thank Jim for delivering all of these food items for us today to the Baptist Children’s Home in St. Louis, MI. And thank you to all the AWANA children and parents in our church who donated food items or contributed toward the purchase of all those very large bulk food bags. I wish I could have been there to see the look on their eyes when Jim pulled in with that load!
 
–Pastor Wiggins
 
P.S. For those of you that like to know “the rest of the story,” here it is. Source: Wikipedia (“United States Postal Service Creed”) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Postal_Service_creed
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This phrase was a translation by Prof. George Herbert Palmer, Harvard University, from an ancient Greek work of Herodotus describing the Persian system of mounted postal carriers c. 500 B.C. The inscription was added to the building by William Mitchell Kendall of the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, the building’s architects. It derives from a quote from Herodotus’ Histories, referring to the courier service of the ancient Persian Empire:
It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a day’s journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed.
— Herodotus, Histories (8.98) (trans. A.D. Godley, 1924)

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