A Token of Love for Little Children, by the Widow of a Madras Officer

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 100 pages
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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.1845 Excerpt: ... LETTER XXIV. TO A LITTLE BOY ON GOOD FRIDAY. Good Friday, 1843. My Dabling Boy, As I wrote to sister last Good Friday, whose death it is we celebrate, I need not repeat it to you, but shall try to explain some of the causes of that bitter anguish endured by our blessed Lord. And you, my child, must not only try to understand the words I use, but to enter as far as you can into this wonderful subject, and that too with feelings of concern and grief. When you read in any of your little books a tale of real suffering and distress, you always manifest a lively feeling of sorrow. If then, my son, you are old enough to enter into the afflictions and distresses of your fellow-creatures, surely you ought in some measure to understand, and sympathize in the sufferings of Jesus, as in these you are most deeply interested. I am not going to write you of all the sufferings Jesus bore, during his painful life, for indeed the recital of these would fill many letters; but to begin at those dreadful ones which preceded and accompanied his death. After Jesus had eaten his last supper, and sung a sweet hymn of praise with his disciples, he began to tell them plainly, that he was soon to be taken from them; and that when the wicked people from Jerusleam, with Judas as their leader, should come to take him, all of them would forsake him. They all felt very sorrowful at hearing this, and promised, come what would, they would never leave him! But Jesus, dear F, knew their hearts far better than they themselves did, and knew also what a wicked enemy they had in Satan, and told Peter that he would not only forsake him, but deny him! And yet this blessed Saviour took Peter, as well as James and John, into the garden of Gethsemane, where we are told, "he began to be sore amazed, and...

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