A passing wind, the destructive hand of man—many trivial things of this nature can alter the aspect of the surface of the earth, and in a few short minutes destroy that which has been erected or planted by much care and effort.
You see, Dear Children, from this the wisdom of carrying on the important part of the work under the surface. The work then instead of being at the mercy of destructive forces, the surface is used as a cloak and a protection for the plans being worked out underneath. All the most important things are covered up—it is the only course, the safest and the wisest for those who intend to bring anything through without the marring hand of evil.
Therefore, dear children, take heart of grace and be certain that things are not what they seem; that God's Hand is at work in a wonderful way, and soon you shall see something of the beautiful pattern which He has been weaving and which is going to produce so much.