Scottish pastor Samuel Rutherford penned this letter while in exile in 1637. It was written to Lady Cardoness. Perhaps the Lord has preserved it down through the centuries so that believers would read it and become a bit jealous of Rutherford’s nearness to Christ. That’s the impact the letter had on me.
“Walk in the Truth, and follow the despised but most lovely Son of God.
I cannot but recommend Him to you as your Husband, your Well-beloved, your Portion, your Comfort and your Joy.
I say this of the Lovely One, because considering what He has done for me, I can say nothing else. He has watered with His sweet comforts an oppressed prisoner. He was always kind to my soul; but never so kind as now in my great extremities.
I dine and sup with Christ.”
You can read the entire letter here.