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majestic doings of God. Thus your own insigis readily transferred to the Eternal. But when you feel that you are a living member of the whole living body of Christ, that you are one of the multitude that can not be numbered, that you are related to all the saints above, to all God's saints in the whole earth, and to all the saints among the children, and among your children's children, then the pinnings of the sacred tent are put out widely, your outlook is enlarged, your love is extended to thousands upon thounificance

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your faith

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deepened and your hope all

the radiancy of glorious

victory.

The heart of our God is so wide of conception, that nothing estranges you farther from this Fatherheart than your owtq narrow-heartedness. In the Te Deum it is sung: "The glorious company of the apostles praise thee.

The noble army

of martyrs praise thee."

Sometimes the desire comes upon one that he might have lived in the da3^s of Isaiah, and that he might have companied with St. John, and might have witnessed the heroism of martyrs in

And then one thinks that all an unapproachable past. Then, live in the sense of communion "with all saints," and they all will come nearer to you. They all are your brothers, with whom you are included in the one body of Christ. And the nearer you come to this company of God's saints above, the nearer the face of death.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

To be near unto God - pagina 574

Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

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