Sunday (11th Dec. 1881) “The evening text “That in all things he might have the pre-eminence”;
1st he has it as the creator of all things;
2nd As the proprietor of all things;
3rd as the Saviour of men
4th In the affection of Christian people; we love our father, mother and sister but Christ is Chief; and the more we love Him, the more dear these earthly friends become, more dear for his dear sake. The day seemed short and appeared a foretaste of Heaven as Sabbaths mostly do.
Some background to this diary: In doing some research for another project I have been privileged to have in my possession the personal diary of Mrs. Emily Kelk. Emily was married in the Metropolitan Tabernacle in March 1882 to Thomas Kelk where they attended during the ministry of Rev. C. H. Spurgeon and where Thomas served as the assistant superintendent to Spurgeon’s Orphanage. There are some very interesting and never-before-seen insights into Mr. Spurgeon’s ministry which will appear in following excerpts from the diary (© 2011; published here with permission).
Prior to her marriage Emily attended another little Strict Baptist Chapel outside London in addition to Metropolitan Tabernacle. She writes here of that Chapel.