Where The Light Dwelleth; Sermons

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byRobert Collyer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...of garden, a plum-tree nailed against the cottage wall and reaching up to the chamber-window. That tree became to one small boy I know what the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was to our first parents in the Garden of Eden. For the branch one year bore only one plum I could reach; and the dear mother said, 'My son, you must not eat that plum.' Well, the old man is rather proud to this day, when the memory glints out through the mists, that he obeyed his mother, and did not eat the fruit. But then a still small voice whispers, 'You did not pluck the fruit really and truly, but your small nails pecked it so that it was no good for your mother to pluck.' So I wonder now and then if it was not the best thing, after all, as the story has come down to us from the old Eastern land, for those first parents we hear of to plunge in as they did, and have done with their Paradise, rather than keep the promise to the ear and break it to their sorrow. But there in that small cottage, bending over the wondrous pictures in the family Bible or listening to psalm or song or story, the child lived in the sweet shadow of the home; and it is now, to the old man near the end of his pilgrimage, as the house of God and the very gate of heaven. So dear and good it is that no great cathedral, no church on the earth anywhere, not this even, is so good as that grey-stone cottage was when the world was young, when the roses bloomed and the fruit ripened in the good years, and the snow fell as if it were by an understanding between the small boy and the All-Father--they were always so exactly what he wanted; and I doubt not there was such an understanding. When that vision of the grey-stone cottage steals out from the lights and shadows of the many, years, I am...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...of garden, a plum-tree nailed against the cottage wall and reaching up to the chamber-window. That tree became ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217905951

ISBN - 13:9780217905954

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