Thoughts appropriate to the season and the days, lectures

Paperback | May 18, 2012

byHenry Melvill

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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. 1851 Excerpt: ... childless was accounted so terrible a calamity: she who failed to be a mother was shut out from the possibility of fulfilling the predictions with which stood associated all the glory of the nation. There was peculiar force in the words of our Lord, as applied to the daughters of Israel: "So soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world." The heart swelled with more than the emotions of a mother: "a man is born into, the world"; and who shall say that the babe, which lies there in its helplessness, may not be that Mighty One, of whom prophets spake, and whom seers beheld afar off, the leader who is to break every yoke from the neck of Judea, and advance the seed of Abraham to universal dominion 1 And we may not doubt, that, in common with others of her sex and country, Mary longed to be the mother of the Messiah. Being herself of the lineage of David, and affianced to a man who was similarly descended, Mary may well have cherished a hope, that the promised Son of David would be her's. Yet no indulged hope could have been so strong as to have prepared her for the visit of the Angel. Accordingly, she is described as much troubled, when the radiant form stood before her, and announced that she should be the mother of the Christ. And we do not suppose, taking all the circumstances into the account--the miracle of which she must be the subject, and the painful thoughts which may have crowded into her mind at being necessarily exposed to great suspicion and obloquy--that God had ever made a communication, the believing which required so vast an effort of faith. Surely the Virgin will express some hesitation, some fear, some anxiety. But no: it seems to have been enough fo...

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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. 1851 Excerpt: ... childless was accounted so terrible a calamity: she who failed to be a mother was shut out from the possibility of fulfilling t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217405665

ISBN - 13:9780217405669

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