who was so constantly at work for the Lord. He always put Christ first. In my study on the last night of his life we discussed John 15, and he was troubled at the fruitlessness of the personal lives of so many believ ers. I know the Lord spoke to me through his lips.” Another said from his heart: “ His soul ripened earlier than most of ours, so that the Lord saw him really ready to be gathered to Himself.” Others wrote: “ Christ was the center of his thinking” ; “He had an inquiring, discriminating mind, a strong faith', and unshakable convictions” ; “ He touched many lives and contributed much to the church in its ministry at home and abroad” ; “ He lives on in the many souls he won. for Christ” ; “ He had traits of character that are very rare. He must have received a warm welcome at the gates of the New Jerusalem” ; “ He was humble, yet outstanding, and very thoughtful” ; “ He Was a real man of God, and was evidently want ed in the Father’s House” ; “ The Lord reached many through his consecrated life” ; “ His life was a testimony” ; “ I shall never forget how kind he was” ; “We are poorer, but Heaven is richer.” And sweeter than any other words were the testimonies of those whom he had led to Christ. It was deeply impressed upon my heart that it is better to be a great Chris tian than to be a great man. So do not hesitate to tell the mourn ing one how excellent was the char acter of the departed, how godly his influence, how good his deeds. Such praise, however lavish, if sincere, will bring healing to the anguished heart. Compassion for the Living What further shall we say to the bereaved Christian? After we have strengthened his faith with the Word of God, and soothed the heart with kind words concerning the departed loved one, let us freely express our compassion for the living. There is something curative in such sympathy. When one member of the body of Christ suffers, all the members suffer. With tear-filled eyes I read such loving words as these: “ You are on my mind all the time. Keep on in the Lord’s work even though the tears are running down your face and your heart” ; “ Your name is at the head of my prayer list” ; “ He will take away the anguish and give you peace” ; “ It will not be easy, but your husband would wish you to carry on as be fore” ; “ The hurt may not go away, (Continued on Page 17) MARCH, 195 1
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