for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our
Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13.
Jesus said He would go away and prepare mansions for us, that where He is
there we may be also. We shall ever dwell with and enjoy the light of His
precious countenance. My heart leaps with joy at the cheering prospect. We
are almost home. Heaven, sweet heaven! It is our eternal home. I am glad every
moment that Jesus lives, and because He lives we shall live also. My soul
says, Praise the Lord. There is a fullness in Jesus, a supply for each, for
all, and why should we die for bread or starve in foreign lands?
I thirst for salvation, for entire conformity to the will of God. We have
a good hope through Jesus. It is sure and steadfast and entereth into that
within the veil. It yields us consolation in affliction, it gives us joy amid
anguish, disperses the gloom around us, and causes us to look through it all
to immortality and eternal life. . . . Earthly treasures are no inducement
to us, for while we have this hope it reaches clear above the treasures of
earth that are passing away and takes hold of the immortal inheritance, the
treasures that are durable, incorruptible, undefiled, and that fade not away.
. . .
bodies may die and be laid away in the grave. Yet the blessed hope lives on
until the resurrection, when the voice of Jesus calls forth the sleeping dust.
We shall then enjoy the fullness of the blessed, glorious hope. We know in
whom we have believed. We have not run in vain, neither labored in vain. A
rich, a glorious reward is before us; it is the prize for which we run, and
if we persevere with courage we shall surely obtain it. . . .
salvation for us, and why do we stay away from the fountain? Why not come
and drink that our souls may be refreshed, invigorated, and may flourish in
God? Why do we cling so closely to earth? There is something better than earth
for us to talk about and think of. We can be in a heavenly frame of mind.
Oh, let us dwell upon Jesus' lovely, spotless character, and by beholding
we shall become changed to the same image. Be of good courage. Have faith
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