Mr. Andrews met with many storms and billows during his voyage on the sea of life!
(John Newton's Letters)
"Father, I desire that those whom You have given Me be with Me where I am — that they may behold My glory!" John 17:24
My Very Dear Friends,
We wished that Mr. Andrews might remain much longer in this world of sin and sorrow — but the Lord had much better things for him. The time was come when He would have him near His throne, to behold His glory — and therefore our prayers were overruled.
I hope dear Mrs. Andrews can say from her heart, "The Lord does all things well."
The time is short, and those who weep should be, if believers — as though they wept not. Many whom we loved best while here, and who are gone a little before us — are waiting for us. The joy of meeting where there will be no parting — will make abundant amends for the pain of a temporary separation.
Mr. Andrews met with many storms and billows during his voyage on the sea of life — but we trust he is now in that peaceful haven, where the winds of trouble never blow.
What a wonderful transition — to pass, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye — from pain and sickness and weeping friends — to join in the songs of the innumerable company of the redeemed before the throne of God and the Lamb!
"And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. And there will be no more death, nor mourning, nor crying out, nor will there be any more pain; for the first things passed away!" Revelation 21:4