Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 20 (1905)


Lt 165, 1905

Radley Children

San Jose, California

June 29, 1905

This letter is published in entirety in 2SM 265-266.

Dear Children,—

I must write a few lines to you. We wish that we could step into your home and weep with you and kneel with you in prayer. Will each one of you seek the Lord and serve Him? You can be a great blessing to your mother by doing nothing that will make her heart sad. The Lord Jesus will receive you if you will give your hearts to Him. Do all that is possible to relieve your mother from every care and burden. 20LtMs, Lt 165, 1905, par. 1

The Lord has promised to be a Father to the fatherless. If you will give your hearts to Him, He will give you power to become the sons and daughters of God. If the elder children will relieve the mother by bearing as many burdens as possible, and by treating the younger children kindly, teaching them to do right and not to worry mother, the Lord will greatly bless them. 20LtMs, Lt 165, 1905, par. 2

Give your hearts to the loving Saviour, and do only those things that are pleasing in His sight. Do nothing to grieve your mother. Remember that the Lord loves you, and that each one of you can become a member of the family of God. If you are faithful here, when He shall come in the clouds of heaven, you will meet your father and will be a united family. 20LtMs, Lt 165, 1905, par. 3

In love. 20LtMs, Lt 165, 1905, par. 4