From David Tipton, “Mississippi Matters: Perspective & Insights From David Tipton”
I am reminded of the story of a woman named Kittie. During a trip, Kittie was on a train that became stuck in a heavy snowstorm. Sensing that the passengers were in danger of freezing to death, a man set out to find help. The man pounding on his farmhouse door that cold winter’s night awakened Fred Suffield. Fred dressed, lit a lantern, and went with the man to guide the train passengers to his house. Kittie later wrote Fred a thank you letter in gratitude for his kindness. The correspondence continued, and eventually they were married.
When I was a child, my pastor used to sing this song written by Kittie Suffield in 1924:
“Little Is Much When God Is In It.”
In the harvest field now ripened
There’s a work for all to do;
Hark! the voice of God is calling
To the harvest calling you.
Little is much when God is in it!
Labor not for wealth or fame.
There’s a crown – and you can win it,
If you go in Jesus’ name.
Are you laid aside from service,
Body worn from toil and care?
You can still be in the battle,
In the sacred place of prayer.
When the conflict here is ended
And our race on earth is run,
He will say, if we are faithful,
“Welcome home, My child – well done!”
Tipton, David. Mississippi Matters: Perspective & Insights From David Tipton (Kindle Locations 112-132). UNKNOWN. Kindle Edition.