When the light of the Bible was almost extinguished by the counterreformation, God raised up a lesser light to rekindle the Greater Light of God’s Word so that the world could once again be filled with its glory.
For more than 70 years God used Ellen G. White to bring messages of hope and encouragement, as well as correction and reproof. At the age of 87 she fell and broke her hip. Now her long and fruitful life was nearing its close.
On one particular Sabbath in 1915, not long before her death, Ellen listened in silence as her family and some friends sang around her bedside. Someone began to sing “There’s a land that is fairer than day”. As others picked up the words, they noticed that Mrs. White was also trying to join them. In her weak, trembling voice they heard her sing in little more than a whisper, “We shall sing on that beautiful shore the melodious songs of the blessed, and our spirits shall sorrow no more, not a sigh for the blessing of rest”. – Adapted from Temperance and Gospel Songs, J.E. White
When she breathed her last, W.C. White wrote of the experience:
“It was like the burning out of a candle, so quiet”.