Ministering spirits

 

 

The only child of a poor woman one day fell into the fire by accident and was so badly burned that he died after a few hours' suffering. The clergyman, as soon as he knew, went to see the mother, who was known to be dotingly fond of the child. To his great surprise, he found her calm, patient, and resigned. After a little conversation she told him how she had been weeping bitterly as she knelt beside her child's cot, when suddenly he exclaimed, "Mother, don't you see beautiful man who is standing there and waiting for me?" Again and again the child persisted in saying that the beautiful man was waiting for him, and seemed ready, and even anxious, to go to him. And, as a natural consequence, the mother's heart was strangely cheered.

 

From: 2700-PLUS SERMON ILLUSTRATIONS By Duane V. Maxey

 

 

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