The Heathen Woman's Friend Volume 16-17

The Heathen Woman's Friend Volume 16-17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...benediction from the preacher's lips seemed to reach her very heart, and she felt that the blessing was her own. One night the young sufferer was reading her Bible while tears fell from her eyes, and the servant who was attending her, not comprehending her apparent sadness, thought she must be afraid to die, and asked her if heaven were a happy place. She told the ignorant questioner that the tears she was shedding had a twofold cause. "I have been crying," said she, "from gladness, and yet at the same time tears of sorrow have fallen because you do not repent of your sins and obey God...". When looking at flowers, those fair messengers of heaven, so loved by the people of Japan, or when busied in distributing parting gifts to her friends, she delighted in talking of the joys of the "heavenly land." Once as she was preparing some last mementos of love, she said to her husband, "I am, as you see, getting ready to go away. Whither? Oh I blessed thought, I am certainly going to heaven. Every day I feel that I am a pilgrim, and I no longer desire to lodge here; but a longing to seek my heavenly home is ever present with me." At one time, sorely exhausted by suffering, she laid her head back upon her pillow, trying to pray, but worn and weary, fell asleep, when something like a vision came to her in her slumbers. She thought that Jesus himself spoke to her, and his words were these: "Your sufferings, though great, will become still greater; but fear not, for you suffer with me, and as your anguish increases, I will give you strength to endure." After this, realizing more fully that the Master was with her in the " garden of sorrows," she rejoiced with "joy unspeakable and full of...show more

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  • Paperback | 506 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 894g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775988
  • 9781236775986