Letters of Maria Jane Jewsbury, Addressed to Her Friends

Letters of Maria Jane Jewsbury, Addressed to Her Friends

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...now form a large and happy family: did it ever strike you that when once scattered we shall be reunited only after death, and for one purpose? May he who alone is able to keep us from falling, and preserve us blameless to the day of Jesus Christ, grant that such re-union may be joyful; that one of the many mansions in the kingdom of the Father may receive us all, there to form but one family again! To each, and all, I now bid an affectionate farewell. LETTER XIII. My dear Friend, The interest excited in my mind by our late conversation, makes me anxious to fulfil my promise of writing without delay. The present is an eventful period in your life; upon it, for aught we know to the contrary, hang the issues of life and death--life and death eternal. The convictions and desires which now occupy your mind, are manifest proofs that the Spirit of God is striving with your spirit, drawing you secretly, but, I hope, strongly also, to surrender yourself wholly and cheerfully, to his service and his guidance. The waters are troubled, I would hope, preparatory to your everlasting healing; and light lias dawned upon your heart, in order, I trust, that it may " shine more and more unto the perfect day;" that so, you may become a child of light, and walk in light, and no more stumble in darkness. Oh! then, beware how you check or slight these gracious influences, lest he who waits to be to you the Comforter, be grieved, and depart and hide himself for a while, or perhaps for ever. Cherish these good desires and sacred emotions, that they may not terminate in mere desires and emotions. Seek earnestly that they may " strike root downwards, and bear fruit upwards," even " the fruits of the Spirit," in season and in abundance. If a single seed of grace has fallen...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656520
  • 9781236656520