Footprints of the Saviour

Footprints of the Saviour

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...coasts of Decapolis the Gadarene demoniac had published how great things the Lord had done for him. Here crowds gathered about Him, as they had done elsewhere, bringing the sick and feeble with them (Matt. xv. 30). The lame and blind, the feversmitten and the deformed, all kinds of human suffering were to be found in the vast concourse which clustered at our Saviour's feet. But scenes of such general affliction do not awaken that tender sympathy which is occasioned by a scene of individual calamity. This feature, however, is supplied in the narrative of St. Mark. He draws forth from the motley crowd of misfortune, which St. Matthew has pictured, a case of peculiar and individual suffering. He shows us one who had come that day with the rest to the Saviour's feet, but whose infirmities rendered him an object of special compassion. "They bring unto Him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech.' The life of one so troubled 'must have been a shaded one. If he sat by the family board, it was as a silent and perplexed spectator of the home joys. As he watched those dear faces glowing with happiness, sparkling with merriment, or darkened with sorrow, he must often and often have failed to perceive the causes of their joy, or the sources of their sorrow; and if he tried to give expression to the loving emotions which thrilled and throbbed in his bosom, the awkward and rebellious tongue only mocked his meaning with broken syllables or senseless wandering words. If he walked along the open beach, the thunder of the inrolling sea made no music in his ears, but the awful and mysterious waves tumbled noiselessly about his feet. He looked upon the birds floating in the open sky, or skimming the lake's surface, or gathering in...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236954408
  • 9781236954404