Oil of Joy for Mourning

“If they are exercised with bereavements and God has taken away very dear friends, pleasant companions, or children…or…parents…who were great comforts and blessings to them, yet if they can say, ‘I know that my Redeemer lives,’ they may have comfort in their mourning. They have no reason to mourn as others. Their hearts have no cause to sink under their bereavements. The consideration that their Redeemer lives may be sufficient to give them the oil of joy for mourning and the garments of praise instead of the spirit of heaviness.” –Jonathan Edwards “The Blessing of God” p. 52

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About Maureen Stohlmeyer

Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
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