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God

we created after the you will not get from books, and not from travel, and not from acquaintance with men. For all this only confines you to the limit and to the measure of our small proportions, and is altogether different from a rising or a setting of God's sun; altogether different from the flash of lightning or from the thunder that rolls in the clouds; altogether different from the a

after our image, but

image

of

glory

of

And

God.

the

starry

this

skies

that

arch

themselves

above you; altogether different from the great forests, or the lion that roars for pre3^

In nature we have the sublime, and in the sublime we have the Divine utterance of what is superlatively beautiful and glorious. The high and the lofty: even a majesty which infinitely surpassed the email dimensions of human economy

and

of

human

%,orks, so that

you may know and

understand that you are not in touch with the bungling works of man, but with the glorious, sublime art of the Creator of heaven and of earth. Truly, the beautiful in nature can not disclose to

you the way

of salvation,

and

its

spiritual

mys-

purpose God in compassion has given 3^ou his Gospel. But what the outshining of God's majesty and divinity in nature effects is: that it binds and expands and elevates all your ideas to an higher sphere than what your sight can give you; that it lifts you up from the insignificant-human to the Divinely-great; in brief: to teries.

For

this

what is exalted! And that in this way it brings the High and Lofty One nearer unto you.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 628 Pagina's

To be near unto God - pagina 553

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 628 Pagina's

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