. . . . . 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,
“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.
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.
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