The Lord Will Defend
David Livingstone had a rough childhood. In the absence of child labor laws, he, along with millions of other children, was forced to work 14-hour days in a cotton factory. Then, he went to night school for two more hours, after which he returned to the one-room tenement that overlooked the cotton mill where he worked. He was 10 years old. And the Lord graciously protected him. “He will defend the oppressed among the people; he will deliver the children of the poor and crush the oppressor.” (Ps. 72:4) Today, ask the Lord for an opportunity to help a poor child.