Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 19 (1904)

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Lt 275, 1904

Davis, Marian

Washington, D. C.

August 7, 1904

Portions of this letter are published in 9MR 269. +Note

Dear Sister Marian,—

We shall soon be home now. Since returning to Washington, I have had much writing to do, to place certain matters in their true light. 19LtMs, Lt 275, 1904, par. 1

Yesterday an all-day grove meeting was held on the school grounds. In the morning short talks were given by several of the workers, and in the afternoon I spoke from the words, “Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” [John 14:1-3.] 19LtMs, Lt 275, 1904, par. 2

I had been sick, and I feared that I might not be able to speak. But I spoke for an hour, and the Lord strengthened and blessed me. 19LtMs, Lt 275, 1904, par. 3

Next Thursday we shall go to Philadelphia, where we shall spend Sabbath and Sunday. From there we shall go to the Melrose Sanitarium, where I shall remain for a time to take treatment. I feel that I must go somewhere to rest for a little while. I dare not attempt to finish my journey without more strength. 19LtMs, Lt 275, 1904, par. 4

Do not worry about the book; wait until we get home. Be of good courage. The Lord lives and reigns. Be of good courage in Him. Trust the dear Saviour as a child trusts its parents. He loves you, and in your perplexities He will be your helper and your God. Be strong in the Lord; yea, be strong. 19LtMs, Lt 275, 1904, par. 5

Do not try to work. Ride out in the Harper carriage with Sister Peck or with Sister Nelson. The rides would do both you and Sister Peck good. Keep in the open air as much as possible. Do not worry. When the book is finished, we shall thank the Lord. But I have thought that perhaps it might be delayed in His providence. I shall not fret, nor hurry you. Take everything as easy as possible. 19LtMs, Lt 275, 1904, par. 6

With much love. 19LtMs, Lt 275, 1904, par. 7