Wednesday, May 30, 2012

C.C. Smith: A Letter of Condolence

This letter was written to Brother Ralph and Sister Minnie Young when their house burned.

 * * * * *

Gerber, California

October 31, 1935

My Dear Brother and Sister in Christ Jesus our Lord,

I wish to extend to you my heartfelt sympathy in your bereavement in the terrible loss of your children.

Remember they will come again and inherit their own border and again God has said to weep not as those who have no hope. David said, I cannot call him back but I can go to him.

Let us be patient in our tribulations. Let us say as Paul in days of old, I am persuaded that neither heights nor depths nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come shall be able to separate me from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

May God’s richest blessings ever be with you and yours is my earnest prayer that God will preserve you unto his heavenly kingdom.


Your brother till death,

C.C. Smith


  1. This is my grandma Mary's parents. Her sisters died in the fire. They are buried in Caldwell, ID. Their pictures hung in my grandmas hall way all my life.

  2. Do you know what "inherit their own border" means?


The catchpa has been removed to enable easier commenting. Spam and irrelevant comments will be deleted.