A member of the congregation of John Brown, Haddington, Scotland, a godly old woman, was on her deathbed. On visiting her the minister desired, after the austere fashion of those days, to try her faith. 'Janet,' he enquired, `what would you say if, after all He has done for you, God should let you perish?' Even as He will,' was the answer, 'If He does He'll lose mair than I will.' Our Lord's promise stands unchanged: `I give unto my sheep eternal life and they shall never perish.'
(John 3. 14-16; 10. 28; 17. 2, 3)