The Letters of Ruth Bryan, 1805-1860

A counsel of love

To Miss F.,
I hope a little line of love will not fatigue or excite you. A line from the blessed book to encourage you in looking for manifested pardon and love, "Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." "The blood of Jesus Christ his Son CLEANSES us from all sin." "He will turn again: He will have compassion upon us. He will subdue our iniquities, and will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea." The sea of Immanuel's blood! Oh! what love to poor sinners, to pour out His precious blood for their cleansing. He is a precious Savior, a loving Savior, a free Savior. He saves without money or price, without merit on our part or even one good thought to plead, and He waits to be gracious; nor will He let one poor sinner perish who is crying to Him from the heart for mercy and pardon. No, not you, my loved one. "He will be very gracious to you at the voice of your cry."

With tender love, your affectionate,
Ruth Bryan