"I can’t feel as though he were dead," Norah said, looking up at her father. "I know I’ve got to get used to knowing he has gone away from us for always. But I like to think of him as having only changed work. Jim never could be idle in Heaven; he always used to say it seemed such a queer idea to sit all day in a white robe and play a harp. Jim’s Heaven would have to be a very busy one, and I know he’s gone there, Dad."
David Linton got up and went to the bookcase. He came back with Westward Ho! in his hand.
"I was reading Kingsley’s idea of it last night," he said. "I think
it helps, Norah. Listen. ‘The best reward for having wrought well
already, is to have more to do; and he that has been faithful over a few things, must find his account in being made ruler over many
things. That is the true and heroical rest, which only is worthy of gentlemen and sons of God.’ Jim was only a boy, but he went straight and did his best all his life. I think he has just been promoted to some bigger job.”
Mary Grant Bruce, Captain Jim
Oh, God, the floodgates have been opened.
Owen Shelley, who spent more than 30 years as children’s missioner with Scripture Union, has died.
Article about my grandad.
The Boxer - Simon And Garfunkel
then I’m laying out my winter clothes
and wishing I was gone,
where the new york city winters
aren’t bleeding me.
Hey if you guys could be praying for me and my family right now. My grandad died this morning.