Monday, April 6, 2009

Let It Be So

A selection from a letter by Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661), to Marion M’Naught, his “favorite correspondent.” He had prayed for her with regard to a private wrong done to her by another. This letter of encouragement was written June 2, 1631.

What! Howbeit you receive indignities for your Lord’s sake, let it be so. When he shall put his holy hand up to your face in heaven, and dry your face, and wipe the tears from your eyes, judge if you will not have cause then to rejoice.

Letters of Samuel Rutherford: A Selection, The Banner of Truth Trust, the first edition of letters was published in 1664, this selection was published in 1973, p. 24.

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