Is It Well With Thy Soul?

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Felix Neff was born in Geneva in 1798. At the age of twenty-five he began laboring for God in the Hautes-Alpes—in the lonely valleys where the faithful Waldenses sought refuge from persecution some three hundred years before. Worn out with the hardships endured in his strenuous missionary work he died at the early age of thirty-one.
One day as this Swiss preacher was walking along a street of Lausanne, he accosted a supposed acquaintance with the words: "Friend, what is the state of your soul?”
The man turned, and Neff, seeing he had addressed a stranger, apologized. In one sense however it proved not to be the wrong man after all, for God carried home the word to his conscience.
Three or four years afterward, the stranger came to Neff and reminding him of the incident, said, "Your question led me to serious reflection, and now I can answer you that it is well with my soul." Reader, is it well with your soul?
“Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls." Matt. 11:28-2928Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (Matthew 11:28‑29).