The Letters of Ruth Bryan, 1805-1860

Christ in everything

"I have trodden the winepress alone." Isaiah 63:3

To E. M., 1859.
Thank you most affectionately for the grapes kindly left for me. How does Jesus load me with benefits--and gives me Himself too, which is best of all. He is Heaven's rich grape! He has been in the winepress of divine wrath for us, and hence it is we drink "the pure blood of the grape." I wish you much of it; for truly it cheers the heart of God and man. (This is according to Judges 9:9, 13.) What a wonder of love, and what a cordial we find it--when weary and faint in the wilderness. We drink, and forget our own poverty--in the unsearchable riches of Christ.