Daniel Muir [Sr.]
Daniel [H. Muir]
Hickory hill, Jan. 1872.
Though I seldom write to you it is no sign of want of love to you, for I do love you & your very best interests, which is the things that concern your Souls everlasting peace in Jesus for which I often pray and I would be most happy & most thankful to God, were I always sure of your Safe Keeping in Jesus in that respect, & may God grant that we may all as an unbroken family appe- ar before Him in glory at last for His Dear Sons sake and I shall praise Him for ever for it. Inclosed in this letter you will find a little Trout, it is from the repository of Dr. Charles [illegible] of Boston. God has made him the Steward of a consumpt- ives home there, where a great many poor consumptives & their children are kept free of expense, the Lord Sends in enough to Support them in answer to the Doctors prayers. There is from 40 to 50 dies annually in a converted state. it commenced about 7 years ago we have got all the annual reports, & 12 of last years reports, which along with 20 reports of the last year from George Mullers Orphan home at [Bristol?] I have
Circulated along with Tracts from both places [amo?] ngst] the churches in portage, & friends & churches in the country, also. They are read with very great intrest, they have done us a deal of good, Your Mother, Anne Joanna & myself are all entred upon a life of trust. Trusting Jesus Christ as given of God & made of God unto us Wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, & redemption. We have cast the care of our Souls & our bodies upon Jesus. Who has promised to save us to the uttermost even all that call upon his name. We have taken Him as our ever- lasting place of rest, & none else & he is enough. He is the rock of ages, & our rock, we can trust him without fear of disappoint- ment for ever. For all we need for time & eternity. Christ is a fullness we cannot exhaust, & He links us to Himself & that fullness by the link of faith which He gifts to us. That on inheritance that is, and we enter upon it the moment we believe. My Dear child you may have trusted Jesus Christ to Save you from hell, but have you trusted Him with your Salvation from reigning Sin within, do you [illegible] like Paul feel your inability to conquer that sin & cry out with him, who shall deliver me from this body of death, He even Jesus can deliver us none else, O then trust Him to deliver you, call
upon him then to fulfill His promise to you. For he says who so ever shall call upon the Lord Shall be Saved [illegible] this day is the day of Salvation, not [illegible] this moment not the next, We cannot abide in Jesus Christ without condemnation & follow his Spirit only until we come to Jesus, & receive of Him by our faith that power, even Himself as our deliverer. But as soon as he conquers our enemies, as our Substitute then we can abide in him at peace, & safe, without condemnation and like a grafted branch draw nourishment out of Christ Jesus always, every moment, even to great fruitfulness. Except the branch abide in the vine it cannot bring forth fruit, no more can ye except ye abide in me, for without me ye can do nothing. Your Mother & Anna joins me in kind live to you, we are glad to hear you are well, hoping you will write soon I remain yours affectionately Daniel Muir
Hickory Hill [Wisc.]
1872 Jan 7
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Muir, Daniel Sr., "Letter from Daniel Muir [Sr.] to Daniel [H. Muir], 1872 Jan 7." (1872). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1415.
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