December 2nd, 1915.
Received by James Padgett
I am here, Helen.
Well, sweetheart, now you must be satisfied beyond all doubt that you are the chosen one of the Master to do his work.
It was Jesus who was writing to you, and never before have I seen him with such a royal and authoritative expression on his face. It must have been just such a look as he had when before the tomb of Lazarus he said: “Lazarus come forth.” Power and determination were in his words and stamped on his face, and we who are here never before felt the wonderful authority which he has. Always before, were only love, and humility and grace, but when he told you what he did, everything seemed to be subordinated to this regal power and authority, which he showed forth. I never before had seen this phase of his attributes, and we all felt that we were standing in the presence of – if not God – then of the mightiest personage in all God’s universe.
I can well imagine that his wrath, should he ever have occasion to show it, would be terrible and withering.
So my dear you must no longer doubt or hesitate as to what your work is to be, or as to what great power you will have back of you in doing his work.
I am simply awestruck to night and can write no more now,
So with all my love, I am
Your own true and loving,