New Testament Anecdotes
Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me.…
"He drew very near," solemnly uttered a youthful believer within a few hours of death. "Who drew near?" anxiously inquired a friend who was present, fearful to hear her pronounce the word "death." "Jesus," she replied, with an unutterable earnestness of expression. "I felt just now as if He stood close beside me." Soon after she was asked by her sister if she would like her to pray with her. She gladly assented. But while she prayed the countenance of the dying one changed, the expression of supplication was succeeded by one of adoring contemplation — it would have been rapture but for its perfect calm. A kind of glow suffused her features, then faded gradually away, and before that prayer was ended she was gone. Her "amen" to it was her first hallelujah in heaven. Jesus had "come again" and received her unto Himself.
(New Testament Anecdotes.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.