Joy in Service; Forgetting, and Pressing Onward; Until the Day Dawn

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,314 / 41 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.2
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 342
Added to site: 2007.07.26
mnybks.net#: 17727
Genre: Religion
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s described the whole object of his appearing to man by these matchless words: "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him might not perish, but have everlasting life." And therefore his love of God the Father, no less than his love of man, made him hail with especial joy such an opportunity as this. We may fairly say that Christ followed the lead of providence. He did himself what he requires of us; he was quick to recognize opportunities. He heard in them a divine call; and by all his sense of his mission among men, by all his desire to please the Father, did he hail the rising faith of that Samaritan and rejoice in bringing to her the message of salvation. Hence I say his evident excitement, if we may use the phrase. Hence his obliviousness to hunger. Hence his forgetfulness of his former fatigue. "Lift up your eyes," he cried to his disciples, "and look on the fields, for they are white already unto harvest." The Father's will would be accomplished, and in t

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