The messenger of Christ to fetch us home to Himself!
(William Nicholson, 1862)
"For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain!" Philippians 1:21
For the Christian, death is but the messenger of Christ to fetch us home to Himself!
Death is the portal to endless bliss!
To the Christian, death is . . .
a release from all sin,
a release from all afflictions,
a release from bodily pain,
a release from conflict with spiritual foes!
At death sin dies, and sorrow expires!
Sin is the mother — and sorrow is the daughter.
The mother and daughter die on one bed, and are buried in one grave!
Death is gain, a great and inconceivable gain — the gain of eternal bliss, enjoyment, pleasure, and honor!
"My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better!" Philippians 1:23
To the wicked, death is only the beginning of their sorrows!