Quiet Strength, a Memorial Sketch of the Life and Works of T.P. Boultbee

Quiet Strength, a Memorial Sketch of the Life and Works of T.P. Boultbee

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... also He made the worlds.' In the great universe there might be myriads of holy creatures, myriads of unfallen worlds. The cry goes forth that they are incomplete, one is lacking from the full tale. The Lord of glory, He who has the wealth of creation, and the unexhausted might of creative power, is moved in the very seat of His power, that He may go forth to rescue and save. Can we overstate the wondrous truth which 'the Son who is in the bosom of the Father' has thus 'declared'--more than declared--illustrated with imperishable colours and unmistakeable outlines? The love of God cannot fail to follow with its ceaseless care those creatures of His which have never gone astray. But, so to speak, He subordinates all else to this plan of redeeming, self-sacrificing love; He acts as if the lost were alone in the universe; He forgets, if we may say so, for our poor human race, the myriads of the unfallen, the angels, the principalities and powers in heavenly places. In the multitude of worlds which fill the great void of space He sees only one of the least, the little revolving planet on which we dwell. All this because of that poor lost sheep which is forlorn and wandering there. For this He suffers voluntary deposition from the throne of everlasting light; for this, casting aside the robe of the Godhead, and the adoration of the angels, He descends alone on the earth where the lost one may be found; He seeks--in order to seek He takes our form and likeness, He lives in suffering, He dies as the slave dies. I am not speaking to those who need to be taught these things, who require quotation and verse to prove them. You, who know this mystery of the redeeming love of God, are here not to learn it, but to be detained awhile in meditation upon...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822358
  • 9781236822352