O DEATH, WHERE IS THY STING?
This is the true faith which interests us in, and entitles us to—Jesus Christ. And if we are in Christ while we live, we shall be with Christ when we die. Though they depart from us—yet they go to Christ, which is far better.
We should mourn for those who are living—yet dead in sin; and rejoice for those who are dead—yet live with Christ. Our dear departed brother had holy pangs of desire which seemed no less strong than the pangs of death. He panted after God as his ultimate and supreme desire. He did often with joy repeat the words of the text, and seemed to roll them as honey under his tongue. We may therefore entertain good hopes of him who is placed in that paradise of God, which he thirsted after. I wished him to look up to the merits of Christ. "I must," said he, "rest there or nowhere."
|John G. McGrath|
3/28/56 - 3/31/20