The Consolation of a Dying Soldier

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My Dear Wife—When this card comes to your hands, take courage, I beg of you; seek to be a brave mother. I am now with Jesus, who is the comfort of my heart and my eternal portion. Do not desire me back, but gladly let me have the rest for which I have continuously longed during this war. How good it is to have that blessed Savior at your side when everything goes at the end. May He be your comfort and staff, who has in His own Word given special promises of succor and blessing to the widows and orphans.
"Cleave to the Lord with purpose of heart.”
Instead of lamenting, pray more. Take no pains to find my body. The most important is accomplished—my soul is gone to the rest of the children of God.
Sorrow not, but give your strength for the bringing up of our dear children for Him, so that there may be a happy reunion for all of us above. In this happy confidence I send the last message of love.
Your Husband and Father,
“THROUGH THIS MAN,
(JESUS)
IS PREACHED UNTO YOU
THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS,
AND BY HIM.
ALL THAT BELIEVE
ARE JUSTIFIED
FROM ALL THINGS.”
"BLESSED IS THE MAN
WHOSE INIQUITIES
ARE FORGIVEN,
AND WHOSE SINS ARE
COVERED."