Eva and Bertie, by the Author of 'Hungering and Thirsting'

Eva and Bertie, by the Author of 'Hungering and Thirsting'

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...are fine pinks, and these are nice red roses." "Papa, what is that," asked Bertie, "with big leaves and no flowers?" "That is a lily," said Mr. Harvey. "It will come into flower by-and-bye. Can either of you tell me a verse in the Bible about lilies?" Eva shook her head. "No, I don't know any, papa." "Then I must tell you one, as you cannot tell it to me. The Lord Jesus was speaking once about taking too much care about our dress, and He said: 'Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.'" "I know now," said Eva. "I learned it once, papa, but I forgot it. I know about Solomon, too." "He was a very great and rich king," said Mr. Harvey. "Yet even he could not dress himself in such rich and lovely clothing as the lily wears." "No," said Eva. "Papa, I know one verse about a lily: 'I am the Rose of Sharon, and the Lily of the Valleys.'" "That is right," said Mr. Harvey. "And can you tell me who says that, Eva. Who is the Rose of Sharon, and the Lily of the Valleys?" "The Lord Jesus Christ," said the little girl softly. "Yes, you are right, dear. The rose is the most lovely of all flowers, and the lily of the valley is always spoken of as a humble flower--hiding itself meekly from sight. And the Lord Jesus Christ was just so humble. Though He was the King of kings, yet He humbled Himself to be a little child, and to die a painful and shameful death. We must strive to be like Him in that, as in all else. It always grieves Him to see us proud and haughty....show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869443
  • 9781236869449