After the lose of Hudson’s wife he penned these letters to his children, their caregiver Miss Blatchley, and to his Sister Mrs. Walker. It spoke to me about how we should relate to our Heavenly Father as children. Jesus said “Let the little children come unto me.” Can that mean we should also come to Him as a child would. Complete Trust!!
Hudson Taylor Letters to His Children after “The Exchanged Life” experience and him losing his wife.
Among many letters of this period few are more precious or revealing than those he managed to write to the children, over whom his heart yearned with a great love.
You do not know how often Father thinks of his darlings, and how often he looks at your photographs till the tears fill his eyes. Sometimes he almost fears lest he should feel discontented when he thinks how far away you are from him. But then the dear Lord Jesus who never leaves him says, “Don’t be afraid; I will keep your heart satisfied.” . . . And I thank Him, and am so glad that He will live in my heart and keep it right for me.
I wish you, my precious children, knew what it is to give your hearts to Jesus to keep every day. I used to try to keep my own heart right, but it would always be going wrong. So at last I had to give up trying myself, and to accept the Lord’s offer to keep it for me. Don’t you think that is the best way? Perhaps sometimes you think, “I will try not to be selfish or unkind or disobedient.” And yet, though you really try, you do not succeed. But Jesus says: “You should trust that to Me. I would keep that little heart, if you would trust Me with it.” And He would, too. Continue reading