Unconquerable hope

Booth Tucker was a Salvation Army officer in Chicago. One evening he preached a sermon about the sympathy of Jesus. Afterwards a man said to him, ‘If your wife had just died, like mine has, and your babies were crying for their mother, you wouldn’t be saying what you just said.’
Tragically, a few days later, Tucker’s wife was killed in a train accident. Her funeral was held in that same Salvation Army citadel. Speaking at the service Booth Tucker said: ‘The other day a man told me I wouldn’t speak of the sympathy of Jesus if my wife had just died. If that man is here, I want to tell him that Christ is sufficient. My heart is broken, but it has a song put there by Jesus. He still speaks comfort to me today.’
Unconquerable hope is the very heart of Christian faith. ‘In my father’s house are many rooms,’ Jesus said. ‘I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am, there you shall be also.’

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