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A story is told of Abraham Lincoln coming home one night during the war. Observing that he is obviously distraught, his wife asked: “Where have you been Father?” Dropping into the sofa, he replied “The War Dept.

Any news?” she asked. “Yes,” he answered, “plenty of news, but no good news. It is dark, dark everywhere.” He put his hands over his eyes for a long time, and then he reached over to stand by the sofa and picked up his Bible and began to read. Fifteen minutes passed and Mrs. Lincoln looked up to see that Abe’s appearance had changed. His dejection was gone and in its place he had a look of resolution and hope. Wondering what it was he had read, she got up & went behind the sofa, massaging his shoulders. She noted he was reading from Job. (read Job 42:1-6)