cares and the petty enjoyments
of the present world
is raging all around us!
Satan is busy in the work of destruction!
Men are dying!
Souls are every moment departing into eternity!
Hell is enlarging her mouth, and multitudes are
continually descending to torments which knows
no mitigation and no end!
How astounding is it sometimes to ourselves, that,
cares and the petty enjoyments of
the present world should have so much power
over us, as to retard us in our heavenward course,
and make us negligent and indolent, heedless and
Time is short!
Life is uncertain!
Death is at hand!
Immortality is about to swallow up our
existence in eternal life--or eternal death!
expanding above us!
Hell is yawning beneath us!
Eternity is opening before us!