Light at Evening Time; Or, Narratives of Missionary Labour Amongst the Sick [Signed A.B.C.].

Light at Evening Time; Or, Narratives of Missionary Labour Amongst the Sick [Signed A.B.C.].

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...all the sweeter for what I have suffered here; and what are all my sufferings to those the Lord bore for me!" Another time, when to all appearance low and depressed, she said it was "only her body;" her mind was quite happy, as she was leaning on Jesus' bosom. And when one standing by referred to her sufferings, she said: "Oh, it's no suffering. I wonder anybody would speak about suffering when we think of what the Saviour suffered for me." With increasing weakness there came, in Maggie's case, what is so common in the last stage of decline, great nervousness and irritability. The noise of the other children, in her faint and languid state, often made poor Maggie scream or cry; and sometimes she had to beg that the door of the little room might be shut, and her brothers and sisters kept in the kitchen. These strong and healthy ones, not knowing the trials of a weak and suffering body, were apt to grumble at this, and called poor Maggie cross and petted. This wounded her sensitive conscience, and for a time much disquieted her. "Ah," she would say to her mother at night, "I have not been at all like Jesus to-day 1" Often she prayed that she might be purified more and more, and made to bear the image of the heavenly Adam more perfectly. One day the fall of a saucer in the room agitated her dreadfully, and made her very ill. After this she seemed to recognize that the cause of her irritability was in her poor suffering body, and the thought of the sympathizing High-priest, touched with a feeling of her infirmity, became very sweet to her. For a fortnight before her death she was reduced almost to a skeleton, and her weakness and suffering were very great. She said, "God saw she needed it all to...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
  • 1236556771
  • 9781236556776