Across the River

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
A minister who had lost his child asked another minis­ter to come and preach for him. He came and told how he lived on one side of a river, and felt very little inter­est in the people on the other side until his daughter was married and went over there to live. Then every morn­ing he went to the window and looked over that river, and felt very much concerned about that town and all the people there.
“Now,” said he, “I think that as this child has crossed another river, heaven will be dearer to my friend than ever it has been before.”