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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

70- Rest Peacefully

 

St-Takla.org Image: Jesus Christ carrying the Holy Cross - Coptic art. صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: السيد يسوع المسيح يحمل الصليب المقدس - فن قبطي.

St-Takla.org Image: Jesus Christ carrying the Holy Cross - Coptic art.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: السيد يسوع المسيح يحمل الصليب المقدس - فن قبطي.

While everyone moaned inside and some even wept, Peter gladly made the sign of the cross over himself. Then, he rested peacefully in God's hands.

 His brother tried to control himself and patted Peters shoulder saying, I wonder, my brother, how you went through life without forsaking your sweet smile. Now, Im even more amazed that you receive death as like someone who sleeps peacefully. Tell me, whats your secret?

 Peters barely opened his eyes and peacefully said, Don't marvel, dear brother. I lived a life filled with peace and happiness. I leave this world accompanied with a heart full of joy and a jubilant soul. The reason is that I used to lean on three pillows:

 The pillow of God's compassionate fatherhood,

 The pillow of His omnipotent power

And the pillow of His unique wisdom.

 I used to sleep calmly every night and wake up joyfully every morning. My Lord attended to me even in my dreams and here Im going to Him so that I may rest in His Divine arms. I see Him face to face and enjoy His wonderful and wholesome secrets.

 The people rejoiced and said; Rest peacefully on the comfortable Divine pillows.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: نم مستريحًا!

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I am joyful through Your Divine Fatherhood of power and wisdom.

I see You pouring forth love and working to help me.

I know You have a special place in Your heart, O compassionate One.

I have a special share in Your arms, Father.

I have the right to enjoy the dwelling of Your Holy Spirit in me.

Who can deprive me of Your peace?


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