Lt 69, 1892

Lt 69, 1892

White, Mabel

Preston, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

June 10, 1892

Previously unpublished.

Dear Little Granddaughter Mabel:

I want to see you very much, and as I cannot, I will write to you. I love my little grandchildren, and I want them to be good and happy. The dear Saviour loves you, and He is pleased when you are obedient and kind and patient. 7LtMs, Lt 69, 1892, par. 1

The Lord Jesus loves little children, but He is grieved when they act naughty. He was a little child Himself, and in all His words and actions He was pleasant, truthful, kind, and obedient and He expects you to do as He did when He was a child. He loves to have little children pray to Him and tell Him their troubles. 7LtMs, Lt 69, 1892, par. 2

Mabel, we have had a very beautiful garden of flowers. The chrysanthemums were of every color and variety. They made beautiful bouquets. 7LtMs, Lt 69, 1892, par. 3

Now my dear child, we want you to be the Lord’s little one in every sense of the word. You may be a precious little comfort to all that are in the home. The Lord loves to see you happy and cheerful and obedient. Jesus was obedient to those who had charge of Him. He never made them sorry for any wrong action that He had done. He loved to obey His parents and, dear little Mabel, Mary is placed as your guardian, and if you try to do right, you will be happy, and everyone in the house will be happy. 7LtMs, Lt 69, 1892, par. 4

Your father is full of business at the Echo office. I do not know as he has had time to write to you. I hope he has, but do not think he does not love you if he has not written to you. He loves to read your letters and it seems to be next [best] to talking with you. I hope you will make him happy always by reports of your good behaviour. We all enjoy Ella May’s and your letters. 7LtMs, Lt 69, 1892, par. 5

Well, dear children, the Lord bless you daily is the prayer of your grandmother. 7LtMs, Lt 69, 1892, par. 6

Here is a little piece I cut out of the paper, good for you both. 7LtMs, Lt 69, 1892, par. 7