Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 9 (1894)


Lt 121, 1894

White, J. E.; White, Emma

Granville, New South Wales, Australia

October 1, 1894

Previously unpublished.

Dear Children, Edson and Emma:

In a few days will come to you a testimony written March 1891, in regard to the color line. I send this copy to C. H. Jones, to be calligraphed, and he is to keep a copy, a copy is to be sent to Henry Kellogg, Battle Creek, and one to you. So, if you do not get one, you can write and ask if such a letter has come to you. It is important that you receive this. 9LtMs, Lt 121, 1894, par. 1

Now, my son, I shall not worry over you, but trust you in keeping of One who will not fail us. Walk humbly with God, learn in the school of Christ His meekness and His lowliness, and when you may be tempted, as you surely will, then look to Jesus, and say: “I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.” [Galatians 2:20.] I am so very anxious that you will press forward and that your feet shall make straight paths, lest the lame be turned out of the way. Jesus is everything to us as a personal Saviour. You must not let your feelings be aroused at anything you think unjust and wrong. Jesus knows your every trial. The prince of darkness will press you sore, and I am very desirous that you shall not fail nor be discouraged. Press to the mark, my Son, of the high calling that is in Christ Jesus. 9LtMs, Lt 121, 1894, par. 2

Jesus lives. He is our Advocate. He will never leave you nor forsake, but move cautiously in everything. Do not doubt your Saviour, and as you have begun to have an experience far richer than gold, go forward and upward, trusting in Jesus, for He loves you with a love that is immeasurable. His hand has drawn you from the precipice to the solid ground. 9LtMs, Lt 121, 1894, par. 3