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Lt 382, 1904

Davis, Marian

College View, Nebraska

September 26, 1904

Portions of this letter are published in 2SM 254.

Dear Sister Marian,—

I have tried to excuse myself from going to Battle Creek, but there is too much at stake just now. I dare not disappoint them at Battle Creek, for I know not what use Satan will make of my not fulfilling my appointment. I shall leave here at half-past one o’clock, be on the train through the night, and stop off at one place and then go on to Battle Creek and if possible remain one Sabbath and first day; then take evening train to cross the Rocky Mountains. We pray your life may be preserved until we meet you once more, but you may not die, but live. 19LtMs, Lt 382, 1904, par. 1

Marian, would it not be better if you had your bed in one of the lower rooms? Would it not be saving to your strength? Please try it and may the Lord raise you up. I want to see you very much. Look to Jesus. Trust in Jesus, whether you live or die. He is your Redeemer. He is our Lifegiver. If you fall asleep in Jesus He will bring you forth from the grave to a glorious immortality. May He give you peace and comfort and hope and joy from henceforth. 19LtMs, Lt 382, 1904, par. 2

Put your entire trust in Jesus. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He says, I have graven you upon the palms of My hands. Marian, if you go before I do, we shall know each other there. We shall see as we are seen and known as we are known. Just let the peace of Christ come into your soul. Be true in your trust because He is true to His promise. Lay your poor, nervous hand in His firm hand, and let Him hold you and strengthen you, cheer and comfort you. I will now get ready to leave this place. Oh, I wish I were with you this moment! In much love. 19LtMs, Lt 382, 1904, par. 3