Anyway, after a lot of praying, I did manage to pick up Jean and we visited Maggie, who was expecting us. We got such a warm welcome. We chatted and laughed for an hour, Maggie doing her best to listen and join in, and telling us often how much she loves us to come.
A boost for all of us I hope.
And Jean and me tottered out on Tuesday morning to do calls with the powerful article in the May Watchtower.
The Four Horsemen of Revelation are riding now - have been riding since 1914.
Revelation 1:3 says: "Happy is the one who reads aloud and those who hear the words of this prophecy and who observe the things written in it, for the appointed time is near."
We can be happy if we do read and observe the things written, because of the Rider on the White Horse, Jesus Christ. He is riding out to complete his conquest, and put an end to warfare and sickness and cruelty and wickedness. So this is the darkest hour before the dawn.
As Revelation tells us: "With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” "
Isn't that exactly what we need, all this suffering and sadness gone? But can we believe it? Revelation goes on to assure us: "And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” - Rev.21:3-5
Faithful and true. Everything Jehovah purposes always comes about. Isn't that the very meaning of his name?
Jehovah wants everyone to know this. And so the good news of the Kingdom is being preached in every nation. It is an honour to have a part in doing this. It is a work that will never be done again. Though there will be a great teaching work to be done during the Thousand Years, as surely many of the resurrected dead will know nothing of the truth.