“In all things, in all teaching, in all service, in all obedience, yea, in all your ways, give Jesus the preeminence. He asks it, expects it, and is most worthy of it. Go and tell Jesus first. Make Him your confident before the creature. The bereaved disciples betook them to no mere human sympathy. They went sad and lonely from the grave of their Master to the bosom of their Lord, and buried their sorrow in His loving, sympathizing heart. Imitate their Christ-honoring example. Ere you take counsel of man or ask sympathy of friendship, ere you confer and communicate with the dearest and nearest earthly friend—go and tell Jesus. Thus confiding in Him, He will return your confidence a thousandfold!” – from the Conclusion
Octavius Winslow (1808-1878) was a descendent of Edward Winslow, a Pilgrim leader. Born in New York, he later moved to England where he held pastorates in Leamington Spa, Bath, and Brighton. There he became one of the most valued Nonconformist ministers of the nineteenth century, and in 1861 he spoke at the opening of Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. Winslow was the author of more than forty books, which were filled with experimental knowledge of Christ and the doctrines of God’s Word.