Abide Not in the Realm of Dreams
Abide not in the realm of dreams,
O man, however fair it seems;
But with clear eye the present scan,
And hear the call of God and man.
Think not in sleep to fold thy hands,
Forgetful of thy Lord’s commands;
From duty’s claims no life is free,
Behold, today hath need of thee.
The present hour allots thy task,
For present strength and patience ask;
And trust His love whose sure supply
Meets all thy need abundantly.
Words: William H. Burleigh, 1871.
On Saturday morning several churches on the East side of Lake Washington joined together to serve our areas schools in getting them ready for the new school year. Our church, Northshore Baptist, participated. We pressure washed, raked, pulled weeds, painted, scrubbed school desks, made posters, put together booklets, organized cupboards and more. When our work day was done we were served sandwiches from Subway.
Workers lined up for lunch.
Here are some more random photos from the day at Moorlands Elementary School in Kenmore, Washington.
Pressure washing walkways and benches was a big order of the day and Dear helped with that task.
We all brought tools to share.
This is the classroom I helped in. Don’t those desks look nice and clean?
The work day completed we packed up our pressure washer and headed out spotting one guy still working away…our head pastor, Jonathon Alexander.
As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work. John 9:4