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I thank you all for looking through Christian Anecdotes with me over the course of the last three years.

I hope to continue to encourage and edify you all in my next blog.

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The Last Story, Part Three – The End

 . . . . . She opened her window and asked who was there.  “Sarah, do you not know me?” said I.  She screamed with fright, for she thought me a ghost; but I told her to unfasten the door, and let me in, for I wished to see my wife.  She let me in, and gave me a light, and I went upstairs to my bride’s room.  She lay sleeping quietly.  Upon her bosom lay our child, whom I had never seen.  She was as beautiful as when I left her, but I could see a mournful expression upon her face.  Perhaps she was dreaming of me.  I gazed for a long time; I did not make any noise, for I dare not wake her.  At last I imprinted a soft kiss upon the cheek of my little child.  While doing it, a tear dropped from my eye and fell upon her cheek.  Her eyes opened as clearly as though she had not been sleeping.  I saw that she began to be afraid, and I said,
            “Mary!”
“It is your husband.”  And she clasped me about the neck and fainted.  But I cannot describe to you that scene.  She is now the happy bride of a poor but wiser man.  I am endeavouring to accumulate a little property, and then I will leave the sea forever; and spend many happy years with my family, as the Lord wills.

THE END

            What a wonderful final example of an Illustration of Providence as we close Christian Anecdotes.  I hope and pray that the stories we have looked at have edified and encouraged you, and helped you love our Saviour more. 

            There will be one more post to close this blog – and one more detailing where I have moved to on the internet.  Thank You Very Much!

                                                                                                – hentycrew

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The Last Story, Part Two

. . . . . . It was two years from the time I left America that I returned to Boston.  I was walking in a hurried manner up one of its streets, when I met my brother-in-law.  He could not speak or move, but he grasped my hand, and the tears flowed from his eyes.  “Is my wife alive?” I asked.  He said nothing. Then I wished that I had perished with my ship, for I thought my wife was dead, but he very soon said, “She is alive!”  Then it was my turn to cry for joy.  He embraced me, and said, “Your funeral service has been preached, for we have thought you dead for a long time.”  He said that my wife was living in our little cottage in the middle of Massachusetts.  It was then three o’clock in the afternoon, and I took a train that would carry me to within twenty-five miles of my bride.  Upon leaving the train, I hired a boy, though it was night, to drive me home.  It was about two o’clock in the morning when that sweet little cottage appeared in sight.  I got out of the carriage, and went to the window of the room where the servant girl slept, and I gently knocked.  She opened her window and asked who was there . . . . . .

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The Last Story, Part One

This is the first installment of a three part story which will be our last look at the book as we will then move on to other places . . .  
                                           . . . so enjoy and be edified!

A Sailor’s Providential Story

Four years ago, I left the port of Boston, the master of a fine ship bound for China.  I was worth ten thousand dollars, and was the husband of a young and beautiful bride, whom I had married six months before.  When I left her, I promised to return to her in less than a twelvemonth.  I took all of my money with me, save enough to support my wife in my absence, for the purpose of trading when in China.  For a long time we were favoured with prosperous winds, but when in the China Sea a terrible storm came upon us, so that in a short time I saw the vessel must be lost, for we were drifting on the rocks of an unknown shore.  I ordered the men to provide each for himself in the best possible manner, and forget the ship, as it was impossible to save her.  We then struck, a sea threw me upon the rocks senseless, and the next would have carried me back into a watery grave, had not one of the sailors dragged me further up the rocks.  There were only four of us alive, and when morning came we found ourselves on a small, uninhabited island, with nothing to eat but wild fruit.  I will not distress you by an account off our sufferings there; suffice it to say that we remained sixty days before we could make ourselves known to any ship.  We were dropped at Canton, and there I had to beg; for my money was at the bottom of the sea, and I had not taken the precaution to have it insured.  It was nearly a year before I found a chance to come home, and then I, a captain, was obliged to ship as a common sailor.  It was two years from the time I left America that I returned to Boston . . . . . .

To be continued on Saturday.

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Merry Christmas . . .

 . . .As we celebrate the Birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

On Sunday our Pastor was preaching on our Hope from the Psalms, who is Christ.  He said this:  “When Christ returns, unimaginable Wrong will be set unquestionably Right.”  Is not that glorious?  So we can look back to His birth and his life and death for us, and look forward to the time when He returns to us.
 
Merry Christmas!
 
                                            – William (hentycrew)
 
We will return to our regular posts on Thursday.
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What could he do in Heaven?

It was many years ago, when stagecoaches still ran, that an excellent old clergyman, who had a keen observation of the world, was traveling on the top of a coach.  It was cold, wintry weather, and coachman, who called himself a Christian, as he drove his horses rapidly, poured forth such a volley of oaths and foul language as to shock all his passengers.  The old clergyman who was sitting close to him, said nothing, but fixed his piercing blue eyes upon him with a look of extreme wonder and astonishment.  at last the coachman became uneasy, and, turning round to him, said, “What makes you look at me, Sir, in that way?”  The clergyman said, with his eyes fixed upon him, “I cannot imagine what you will do in heaven!  There are no horses, or coaches, or bridles, or public-houses in heaven.  There will be none to swear at, or to whom you could use foul language.  I cannot think what you will do if you get to heaven!”

A good reminder to use our tongues only to edify and encourage; as Christ said, “Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes’, and your ‘no’, ‘no‘.
                                                                                                 - William

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A Creed

A Creed

            What of the peasant Spiridion, who, when Eulogius, was pouring along a train of impalpable argument and slippery speech, sprang up, exclaiming, “Hear me, philosopher: Christ and his apostles left us not a system of logic, nor a vain deceit, but a naked Truth, to be guarded by faith; there is one God, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.  He made all things by the word of His power; and by the holiness of His Holy Spirit, this Word we call the Son of God.  He took compassion on man in their wanderings; He was born of a woman, conversed with men and died for them, and He will come again to judge everyone for the things he has done in this life.  These things we believe without curious inquiry; cease from your vain labour as to the manner in which these thing may or may not be. Dost thou believe these things?”
That broad creed of the peasant has stamped itself upon the Church ever since.

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