“ACQUAINT now thyself with him, and be at peace." Job. 22:21.

A poor, miserable woman lay upon her dying bed. She began to sense that her life was fast going out, while she was unprepared to meet her Judge. Her cries of distress were heart-rending, as she would exclaim, "I am going to God, and I don't know him!" 

Oh, how terrible is a deathbed scene like this! And yet there are very many such. But many more persons die with their moral faculties so benumbed with sin that only the solemn realities of the Judgment will arouse them. Then what cries of anguish will rend the air, as they call for rocks and mountains to hide them from a holy God.

How can we treat so indifferently our best Friend? And how can we be so unmindful of our own best good; for all our hopes of the future life depend upon our making his acquaintance now? In the great day of God, when the Judgment is set, and the books are opened, how we shall appreciate his friendship. We have but to turn to him with all the heart to be "at peace," and to secure his everlasting love.

Dear family,  "acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace, "that instead of having to say like this dying woman, "I am going to God, and I don't know him;" you may be able to say, "Lo! This is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation."


M. J. C.