go to that child!
("The Marvelous Riches of Savoring Christ--The
letters of Ruth Bryan". Ruth wrote the following
when dying of cancer.)
"I have much inward
fever, making me restless
and uneasy at night, but I have been led to see
this fever as my Father's servant, obeying His
will. God says, 'Fever, go to that child, and work
in her frame, and disturb her rest;' and it comes,
but all is in covenant love. He has said also,
'Cancer, go to that child, and
wound her flesh,
and sap her strength;' and it has come, and is
doing His work and His will--but all is love."
"The waters of affliction have risen higher this month,
but, safe in my living Ark, I am unhurt. It is sharp to
flesh and blood, but right to faith. I am not always
light and bright in my feelings; but oh! what blessed
security and solidity do I find in my precious Rock!
There I am, come what may! Angels might envy my
joy--joy in the flood and in the flame. Hallelujah!"
"The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is
my shield, the strength of my salvation, and my
stronghold." Psalm 18:2