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Selected Messages Book 2, Page 246

Chapter 26—Assurance to Those Facing Death

Messages of Comfort to a Daughter-in-Law Suffering Affliction

[Mary Kelsey White, the wife of Wm. C. White, and thus a daughter-in-law of Mrs. White, was from her very girlhood an earnest and talented worker in the Review and Herald, the Pacific Press, and our publishing house in Basel, Switzerland. She contracted tuberculosis while in Europe, and after an illness of three years died at Boulder, Colorado, at the age of thirty-three. Presented here are excerpts from messages written to her during the last year of this illness.—Compilers.]

Battle Creek, Michigan

November 4, 1889

Dear Daughter Mary,

We do not cease to pray for you, my dear child, and the goodness and mercy of God is so clear and distinct to me that every time I pray it seems as though the Saviour had you in His own arms and that you were reposing there. I have faith in your case. I do believe that the Lord has heard prayer in your behalf, and that He will work for your good and His own name's glory. He has said, “Ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you” (John 15:7). “Whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive” (Matthew 21:22).

I know that stormy times are before us, and we must know how to trust, how to lay hold on the Source of our strength. The Lord is good to those who trust in Him, and they shall not be overcome. I think of the words of the

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