When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Devotional - The Lord Knew Joseph Millett

"Joseph Millett, with his large family, was suffering through very, very difficult times. He wrote in his journal:
" 'One of my children came in and said that Brother Newton Hall's folks was out of bread, had none that day.
" 'I divided our flour in a sack to send up to Brother Hall. Just then Brother Hall came.
" 'Says I, "Brother Hall, are you out of flour?"
" ' "Brother Millett, we have none."
" ' "Well, Brother Hall, there is some in that sack. I have divided and was going to send it to you. Your children told mine that you was out."
" 'Brother Hall began to cry. He said he had tried others, but could not get any. He went to the cedars and prayed to the Lord, and the Lord told him to go to Joseph Millett.
" ' "Well Brother Hall, you needn't bring this back. If the Lord sent you for it you don't owe me for it." '
"That night Joseph Millett recorded a remarkable sentence in his journal:
" 'You can't tell me how good it made me feel to know that the Lord knew there was such a person as Joseph Millett' (Diary of Joseph Millett, holograph, Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City).
"The Lord knew Joseph Millett. And He knows all those men and women like him, and they are many. Theirs are the lives that are most worth recording.
"This rank and file of the Church—150 years of them—have brought the truth to this generation. It is planted where it is most likely to bear an abundant harvest—in the hearts of the ordinary people."


  1. I LOVE this. I'm so glad you shared.

  2. Great story! I often think in a similar vein about all the names listed in the Bible of people we never learn anything about. Yet they were all important in God's plan.

  3. This was very touching. I am constantly witnessing how our heavenly father know each and every one of us. This would make a great family home evening lesson.