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May 13, 2018
Passage: Hebrews 12:23 & Revelation 22:20

Till Death Do Us Part

To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect

(HEBREWS 12:23)

[My] beloved young friend, among the various changes of scene and circumstances through which you may pass, let it not be overlooked, that there is one thing through which you must pass. It is that separation, the allusion to which gave a pensive tone to the expression of your exulting joy, when, in the solemnity of the nuptial union, you said, ‘Till death us do part.’ It were greatly wise to keep that separation daily in view; not to cast a gloom over your daily intercourse, but to regulate your daily conduct; so that no action, or word, or feeling, shall be encouraged which would add bitterness to the sorrows of the parting hour; and to remind you of the paramount importance of being, each of you, living in holy and habitual preparation for that solemn exchange of worlds; so that each, whichever may first hear the summons, “The Master is come, and calleth for thee,” may be ready to reply, “Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus:” and that the survivor may have no anxious misgivings as to the safety of the departed spirit, no apprehensions of an eternal separation; but may be soothed and cheered by the well grounded confidence, that the saint who earliest sleeps in Jesus, and the later sojourner on earth, will soon meet again as spirits of the just made perfect, and be for ever with each other, and for ever with the Lord.

Written ‘by a mother’

Excerpt from “The Young Wife, or Hints To Married Daughters By A Mother”

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