• “If my attitude be one of fear, not faith, about one who has disappointed me; if I say, ‘Just what I expected,’ if a fall occurs, then I know nothing of Calvary love.” – Amy Carmichael

Why should I fear to die? by Charlotte Elliot

Why should I fear to die? 

In that sweet home above 
Are gathering all my family, 
And all the friends I love; 
Heavenward I look, and breathe the prayer. 
Soon, soon their happiness to share. 

Surely 'tis time to die ! 

My " threescore years and ten " 
Are overpast, and oft I cry, 

" How long, my Lord? Oh! when 
Wilt Thou my ransomed spirit free. 
And bid Thy child come home to Thee?" 

Then, Saviour, let me die ! 

My sweetest moments here 
Are those when, deigning to draw nigh. 
Thou whisperest, " I am near." 
And e'en from these bright glimpses given 
I feel Thy presence must be heaven. 

Oh ! when I come to die. 

These glories let me see. 
Ne'er grasped by human thought or eye, 
Reserved in heaven by Thee ; 
And show me, 'mid the parting strife. 
That death is better far than life !

 

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  • “My soul remained in a kind of heavenly elysium. So far as I am capable of making a comparison, I think that what I felt each minute, during the continuance of the whole time, was worth more than all the outward comfort and pleasure, which I had enjoyed in my whole life put together. It was a pure delight, which fed and satisfied the soul. It was peasure, without the least sting, or any interruption. It was a sweetness, which my soul was lost in. It seemed to be all that my feeble frame could sustain, of that fulness of joy, which is felt by those, who behold the face of Christ, and share his love in the heavenly world.” – Sarah Edwards, wife of Jonathan Edwards

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Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. — Philippians 2:3-4 (NKJV)

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