We shall soon find that . . .
health gives place to sickness;
strength gives place to weakness;
youth gives place to old age!
The dying bed, the coffin, and the grave--are just before us!
make our calling and our election sure,
not be overly concerned by anything that occurs here below,
set our affections on things above,
cultivate close and filial fellowship with God,
aim principally to please Him in all that we do,
watch against a worldly spirit,
pass the time of our sojourning here on earth, in fear,
and lay up for ourselves treasures in Heaven.
"Like autumn leaves--we wither and fall!" Isaiah 64:6