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The T reasures of Darkness The Secret of the Shadows by Mary Ray S And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel (Isaiah 45:3). he had dark hair and a flaw- less complexion that made her look like a delicate china doll. Her smile was pleasant and warm, and her laughter was con- tagious—our friendship was almost instant. Although I was her pastor's wife, I was only a few years older than she, so we had a lot in common. My husband, James, and I often took her to one of the most exciting places in our small town. It was that famous restaurant called A&W Root Beer where they had curb service. We sat in the car and over hamburgers and root beer, we laughed and shared our life stories. We told her how we had met in Bible college and how the Lord had led us from the deep South to this quiet Illinois town. Her face beamed as she described how exciting it was to be a senior in high school. With a far-away look she expressed her dreams for the future. And then with twinkling eyes, she informed us that she had a pas- sion for WHITE DRESSES. NATIONS • 13