Letters of Andrew Jukes
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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...when again and again He uses such words as, 'I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the first-ripe in the fig tree at her first time.' THE SACRIFICIAL LIFE OF GOD I go with every word you say of Sacrifice being inherent in God. I wanted to say something about it in my book on the ' Sacrifice of the New Man, ' and indeed have just glanced at it (p. 180); but the subject is too deep except for a very few. But the mystery of the Eternal Generation of the everblessed Trinity contains it all; and so does the outgoing of the Word in nature. It is all sacrifice, if man could but see it. Christ only revealed God. He showed what is. His Incarnation is the great sacrament. GOD A MOURNER Your letter touches me, for the chord you strike of sorrow for loved ones lost or gone is one which vibrates very loudly in me. But I feel assured that all is well--that ' blessed are the mourners '--because sorrow is the very stuff that real joy is made of. You will see it clearly some day. I see it dimly even now. I see that love must suffer in this world; yet who would therefore wish to be without love? God is love: therefore He also suffers. And God too has, if I may say so, once lost His loved ones. For man is His dead son. But He has found His lost, and so shall we; and because He has suffered through the loss of His loved ones, He can feel for us who so suffer. Do you know that the Gospel actually puts these words into the mouth of God, 'Eejoice with Me, for this My son was dead and is alive again, he was lost and is found'? Oh, what comfort for mourners! Death is overcome in Christ. By Christ's death and resurrection God has got back His lost ones; and by the same death and resurrection we shall surely find our own. WHY A FALL WAS...
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