Not long after his beloved wife Maria died, Hudson Taylor wrote to a friend:
“Oh! It is a joy to feel Jesus living in you, to find your heart all taken up by Him, to be reminded of His love by His seeking communion with you at all times, not by your painful attempts to abide in Him. He is our life, our strength, our salvation; He is our wisdom and righteousness, our sanctification and redemption; He is our power for service and fruit-bearing, and His bosom is our resting-place now and forever.”
Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor, Hudson Taylor and the China Inland Mission: Volume Two - The Growth of a Work of God, 177.