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never be lost from sight.

we can not

It is so wide that possibly explain the connection be-

tween our time and God's eternity, though we that there must be such a relation, and

know

When

there is. we die in Christ we shall enter upon an eternity of everlasting joys, but even this shall never be to us the eternity Though we shall live eternally, we of God. that

have had a beginning, but God never. "Before the mountains were brought forth, (Ps. 90) from everlasting to everlasting thou art God." And this never applies to man. But, however incalculably vast the difference maj^ be, between us who live by hours, and God who disposes of the goings of the ages, it is grace, that God divides for us the portion of hfe, which we spend between the cradle and the grave, into parts of years and days, and that he subdivides these parts into hours and minutes whereby our otherwise short life obtains breadth, extension of duration and richness of scope, which makes us bathe ourselves in the little pond of our brief years as in an ocean. We did not invent time, and its division into years and days; these are ours by God's appointment. ''And the evening and the morning were the first day," is the creative word that appointed this order and division of time for us. before man had appeared on earth. Sun and moon, the rotation of the earth, and the pulsebeat of the blood in oiu- veins, have been made with the view of solving human life into minutes and seconds. And by this wondrous means, wonderful in simplicity of appointment. Divine grace and mercy have created for us, and about us, a wealth of life in the past, now in the present, 323

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

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To be near unto God - pagina 331

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 628 Pagina's

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