Excerpt from Rubies and Diamonds
A good man (a minister) was once lying dangerously ill, and prayers were' being offered up at his bedside by members of his congregation that he would be spared to them. In doing so they made mention, among other things, of his tender watch fulness in feeding the lambs of the ﬂock, and used the expres sion, Lord, thou knowest how he loves Thee. The sick man heard them, and said, Ah, children, do 'not pray thus! When Mary and Martha went to Jesus, their message was not, Lord, he who lveth Thee is sick, ' but, 'he whom Thou love-st.' It is not my imperfect love to Him that gives me comfort, but His perfect love for me. There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear. I Jno. A: 18.
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