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very life of God, and clearly sees in it all, the Divinity of Omnipotence, understands the glory of the Invisible.

"AND THE SECOND

UNTO God veil

of

is

He

invisible.

nature.

IS

LIKE

IT."

hides himself behind the

But the

folds

of

it

move

m

and in vibrations, from which we undulations In preceive that God behind it, is close by. everything that lives in nature, rustles, throbs, and stirs itself, we feel the pulsebeat of God's own life. The Scripture has nothing to say of a dead nature, but in all sorts of ways it makes us watch that we might hear "the voice of God" and his "footsteps" in nature. When the earth trembles, it is because He is "wroth" and makes "the foundations of the mountains to shake." In the darkened firmament "God bows the heaven and comes down." In the whirlwind "God rode upon a cherub and flew." When "the deep abj^sses of water"

them and

drives

it is God who "rebukes" them forth with "the blast The flashes of lightning are

foam,

of his nostrels." arrows, which He shoots forth into the firmament. When it grows dark the stars appear, because

He calls them, and behold not one faileth. drenches the mountains from his heights. He sends forth the fonntains. so that they walk among the hills. He makes grass to grow for beasts, and for man bread to come up from the ground. It is He who cleaves the sea, so that And lie whose ear is spiritually its waves foam. God

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

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To be near unto God - pagina 237

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 628 Pagina's

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