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John Jay was a delegate at that first continental congress. At a very young age JAY was one of the smartest and most respected lawyers in the colonies. You may have never heard of John Jay before, but in the early history of U.S. government, Jay was responsible for single handedly averting a war with England through his diplomacy.


It seemed that everything Jay touched turned to success.


Then in May 1802 after 28 years of marriage his wife Sarah became very ill.


As her condition became more serious, John and their children gathered at her bedside.


When death came the famous and powerful father felt weak and defeated. With his children by his side he turned to the Bible for strength. and began reading I Corinthians 15, which concludes with this verse.


"when the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true. "death has been swallowed up in victory, where O death is your victory? where O death is your sting?


When he closed the Bible, with tears in his eyes he spokes to his children and assured them from God’s word, of the promised reunion they would all someday have with his Sarah.


In times of crisis God’s word is the only hope that can bring true peace to our souls.

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