by John MacDuff, 1883

"Brothers and sisters, we want you to know the truth about those who have died, so that you will not be sad, as are those who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will take back with Jesus those who have died BELIEVING in Him. So then, comfort one another with these words." 1 Thes. 4:13-14, 18

And I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Blessed indeed," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!" Revelation 14:13

"He will wipe all tears from their eyes—and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain! These things of the past are gone forever! He who OVERCOMES will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son." Revelation 21:4, 7

"All who BELIEVE in God's Son have eternal life. Those who don't obey the Son will never experience eternal life, but the wrath of God remains upon them." John 3:36

Introductory Chapter

The Death of a Child

The Death of an Only Son

The Early Death of an Only Daughter

The Grave of an Only Brother

The Early Grave of a King

A First Early Grave

Second Causes

Asleep in Jesus

Gracious Mitigations

The Eternal Folding

God's Way and Leadings Perfect

The Loving Chastener and Sympathizer

Divine Tears over an Early Grave

The Power of God