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Samuel Rutherford’s Word of Comfort for the Grief of a Child

Posted at Regeneration, Repentance and Reformation: Letter 310, to Lady Kenmure, on the occasion of the death of her infant daughter. Written by, Samuel Rutherford MADAM, Saluting your Ladyship with grace and mercy from God our Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ. I was sorry, at my departure, leaving your Ladyship in grief, and would be still grieved at it if I were not assured that ye have one with you in the furnace whose visage is like unto the Son of God. I am glad that ye have been acquainted from your youth with the wrestlings of God, knowing that if ye were not dear to God, and if your health did not require so much of Him, He would not spend so much physic upon you. All the brethren and sisters of Christ must be conform to His image and copy in suffering ( Rom. 8.29 ). And some do more vividly resemble the copy than others. Think, Madam, that it is a part of your glory to be enrolled among those whom one of the elders pointed out to John, ‘These are they which came out of g