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cold would chill the inner existence. No more flowers would bloom in the garden of the heart. No more sacred motion would stir the hidden waters of the soul. Everything within would wither and die. The heart would cease to be human, and

whether

it

is

fountain of

said,

life,"

"With Thee,

or "In

O

Lord,

is

the

Thy

light shall we see the Sun of soul," it

"The Lord is my all means: With God the soul has life; without God it is dead. The source of all life and of all power is God. Everything, in brief, that makes light," or

the sun unspeakabh' precious in nature God is to the heart and tt)

the all

world of

human

life.

With Him we happy.

are aboundingly rich and radiantly Without Him we are poor and naked and

cold.

The sun, moreover, not only nourishes the ground by his warmth, but by his radiant light exhibits and colors life. When the evening shadows lengthen everything assumes a dull and nebulous aspect. But dawn brings friendly light, by which all things assume proportions, distances are measured, forms and colors are recognized. And as it takes on brightness all nature speaks

And God

to the heart.

Where He

does

all this for

the inner

hidden from blinded eyes, life is a somber grey, without point of departure, direction or aim. All knowledge and insight fails. Courage to go on grows faint. Inspiration to finish the course gives way. And nothing rests save groping for the wall as one blind withdrawing within oneself in cheerless, helpless solitude the loss of knowledge the loss of selfconsciousness the privation of color and outline. A life as in the graveyard, where weeds thrive, life.

is

;

;

;

;

72

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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 76

Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

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