Universalist Quote of the Day #178

“But Thanksgiving Day is a day of glad re-unions, of joyous home-gatherings.  From near and from afar, the children and grandchildren flock to the old home-nest.  But often joy is tinged with sadness.  Some loved one is missing; death has invaded the family circle, and there is a broken link.  Alas! oftimes the faith entertained is not sufficient to fully comfort and sustain, and there is ‘an aching void the world can never fill.’  But when a faith abides that lays fast hold upon the hopes set before us,–faith in the eternal goodness, faith in the wisdom of God’s plans, faith in the equity of his government over us,–then sorrow is changed to peaceful resignation, and firm belief that there cometh a glad time when there will be a re-union without allow, a day of great rejoicing and thanksgiving–‘When all the race of man shall be with Jesus in the skies.'”

–Rev. Robert Newman John

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