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And this very

insignificance of our appearance there fit to meet our Lord. reahze And then God becomes great to us. his saying that he is Our Maker. His faithfulnesses present themselves to us. The arms of everlastmg compassion support and encircle us. Anxious Sadness of heart gives place to joy. thoughts become calm and glad. The soul becomes attuned to the worship of the eternal love of God. And when his Holy Spirit thus ministers to our spiritual needs and imparts his quickening touch, the hymn of praise rises from the heart and with us it is literal fact that God, our Maker, giveth us songs in the night.

renders us but the more

We

CRY, BUT

'T

To

THOU HEAREST

no hearing,

get

NOT."

as one stands at the closed

it is not opened, makes one anxious. then knocks harder, and when this brings no reply, he calls, and calls louder and louder. And

door, and

He

when

still

no sound

is

heard, and there comes no

answering voice, fear strikes the heart accident has befallen child or brother

knows

is

lest

some

whom

he

near.

To get no hearing, when in distress one has called for help, and has waited and waited for a response and it did not come, how often has it turned courage into dismay. To get no hearing What restlessness it brings when fear is harbored whether it is well with child, or brother far off, and one writes and wTites again, and no reply follows, and a telegram is sent with prepayment for an answer and no answer comes. To get no hearing! It makes the heart faint 1

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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 46

Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

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