20 TEXAS IN 1850.
highly favored portions of our country, who can be influenced
by such heaven-born principles, to come out
upon that mission of mercy which brought the Son of
God from the bosom of his Father ? Love to the undying
soul will always bear to action.
The Saviour is loudly saying to those of his followers
" who are at ease in Zion," " one thing lackest thou
yet;" resign the enjoyments and privileges of which
you are now possessed for my sake, for building up the
spiritual walls of Zion abroad, "and thou shalt have
treasure in heaven."
He bids, follow him, wherever his cause demands.
Texas comes up with her wants, and makes an impor.
tunate appeal. Who will obey the Divine command?
Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin.. Boston. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6107/. Accessed October 22, 2014.