God will conquer death
The times and seasons are God’s
“There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to rebuild. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.
What a difference a year can make
“On November 3, 1745, David Brainerd, a 27-year-old missionary to the Indians of Crossweeksung, New Jersey, baptized fourteen converts. This was part of what he called a “”remarkable work of grace”” with which God blessed his labors among the Native Americans of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Brainerd became a leader of the Great Awakening and a missionary to the American Indians after being expelled from Yale in his third year when he questioned the salvation of a faulty member.
The baptisms on this day brought the total of baptized believers to 47. A year later this remarkable work of God among the Indians continued, but the work of David Brained was coming to a close. Brainerd, at the age of 28, was dying of tuberculosis and would have to return to New England where friends and family could care for him.
Desperately weak in body on November 3, 1746, Brainerd spent the day bidding farewell to his beloved Indian flock. Tears flowed as he left each house. His farewells took most of the day, and in the evening he rode off, his mission completed. A year later David Brainerd was dead at the age of 29.”
Adapted from The One Year® Book of Christian History by E. Michael and Sharon Rusten (Tyndale) pp 616-17
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