Home and foreign service; or, Pictures in active Christian life by Christian LifeHome and foreign service; or, Pictures in active Christian life by Christian Life

Home and foreign service; or, Pictures in active Christian life

byChristian Life

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII. Christmas, anir forfrat % lUto faar brings. "Oive unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity." AND so Christmas came to the dwellers at Redleigh: beautiful Christmas, with its gracious memories, its glorious hopes, its loving-kindnesses, its tender mercies, its forgiveness of sins. What is a country without a Christmas? Those born in a Christian land, who dwell at home with their own people, cannot know. We cannot fancy what England would be without this, our high festival. What it would be to have no angel's song, no glory in heaven, no peace on earth, no day-star from on high to lighten the darkness and the shadow of death. We do not know. For with each returning season, through the length and breadth of the land go forth the rejoicing words, "Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given;" and, oh hear it, ye captives, ye heavy laden, "He shall save His people from their sins." Beside all the wailing and weeping of sorrow, the tumult and the discord of the world, there rises ever this wonderful strain, "Unto you is born a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." Then the feast is set, and the Master saith, "Come." Then stand the gates of heaven open, and are not yet shut, that all who will may enter in. And keeping this her Christmas memory of the day when her Lord came in mercy and in great humility, the church looks on yet a little while, to the time when He shall come again, for judgment, in great glory. To the midnight, when she shall raise the cry, "The bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet Him!" When she shall no more say, "Unto us a child is born," but, "Behold, the King is come!" Soul, take thou heed. Earthly Christmases shall one day cease; will they leave thee with the hope, yea, the certainty of a place, even among the lowes...
Title:Home and foreign service; or, Pictures in active Christian lifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217227457

ISBN - 13:9780217227452