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

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THE SECOND UNTO IT."

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nature.

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hides himself behind the

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undulations and in vibrations, frona which we preceive that God behind it, is close by. In 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 abysses of water" foam, it is God who ''rebukes" them and drives them forth with "the blast of his nostrels." The flashes of lightning are arrows, which He shoots forth into the firmament. When it grows dark the stars appear, because God calls them, and behold not one faileth. He drenches the mountains from his heights. He sends forth the fountains, 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 its v/aves foam. And he whose ear is spiritually 229

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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 233

Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

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