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She was buried in the family
vault at Ashby-de-Zouch in Leic-
estershire, England. Thousands
mourned her death. Her chapels
were draped with black, and min-
isters all over England preached
sermons honoring her.
elina Shirley Hastings,
Countess of Huntingdon,
lived an extraordinary
life. The most distinguished
people of England admired and
respected her. As I visited Staun-
ton Hall where she was born and
Donington Park where she lived
with Lord Huntingdon and as I
saw chapels all over England that
she had built, I pondered how
one woman could do so much for
the cause of Christ.
Could it be when Selina fol-
lowed the funeral procession to
the gravesite and saw the nine-
year-old girl lowered into the
ground that the future Countess
of Huntingdon had the solemn
thought that she must live some-
where “forever”? Is it possible
that as she visited the small grave
“eternity” was stamped on her
heart and all of her good works
before her salvation were for
gaining her eternity in heaven?
It was a glorious day when
Lady Huntingdon realized that
salvation was by grace through
faith and not through the good
works that she had done. Hence-
forth, all of the great work she
did thereafter was for the love of
Christ and for what He had done
for her on the cross of Calvary.
S CrEdit NOtE: Selina Shirley,
This image is
Girl in the Blue Dress,
College, Trustees of the UK. Cheshunt
for Westminster College, Cambridge, UK.
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