Death Brings Christ and the Soul Together
John 14:1-4
Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me.…

very affecting account is given of the death of Williams of Wern. He had lost his wife some time before, and he and his daughter were dying together in different rooms of the same house. As he said to her one day, "We appear to be running, with contending footsteps, to be first at the goal." They spent much time in talking together of death and heaven, and being "absent from the body, and present with the Lord." Every morning as soon as he was up found him by the bedside of his daughter. "Well, Eliza, how are you this morning?" "Very weak, father." "Ah!" said he, "we are both on the racecourse. Which of us, do you think, will get to the end first?" "Oh, I shall, father." "Perhaps," he said, "it is best that it should be so, for I am more able to bear the blow. But do you long to see the end of the journey?" "Oh, from my heart!" she replied. "But why?" "Because I shall see many of my old friends, and my mother: and above all, I shall see Jesus." "Ah well, then," he said, "tell them I am coming! Tell them I am coming!" She died first. He followed shortly after, in the fifty-ninth year of his age. With Christ heaven: — A little boy, when on his death bed, was visited by a missionary, to whom he spoke of the happiness he felt, and the longing desire he had to be with Jesus. "I am going to heaven soon; and then I shall see Jesus, and be with Him forever," said the little fellow. "But," rejoined the missionary, "if Jesus were to leave heaven, what would you do?" "I would follow him," replied the boy. "But suppose," said the missionary, "Jesus went to hell: what would you do then?" In an instant, with an intelligent look and a smile on his countenance, he replied, "Ah, massa! there is no hell where Jesus is."

(S. M. Haughton.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

WEB: "Don't let your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me.

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