Strength & Beauty

Strength & Beauty

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...striving toward whatsoever things are lovely, our efforts and attainments are beautiful in the eye of the Master and pleasing to him. In the New Testament a distinction is made between perfection and blamelessness. We are to be presented faultless at the end before the presence of the divine glory, but even here, with all our imperfection, we are exhorted to live so as not to be blamable. That is, we are to do our best, living sincerely and unreprovably. Then as Christ looks upon us he is pleased. He notes many faults, and our best work is full of mistakes, but he sees beauty in all the imperfection because we are striving to please him and are reaching toward perfection. There is a home of wealth and splendor in which the most sacred and precious household treasure is a piece of puckered sewing. A little child one day picked up the mother's work--some simple thing she had been making and had laid down--and after a half hour's quiet brought it to the mother and gave it to her, saying, "Mamma, I's been helping 'ou, 'cause I love 'ou so." The stitches were long and the sewing was drawn and puckered. But the mother saw only beauty in it all, for it told of the child's love and eagerness to help her and please her. That night the little one sickened, and in a few hours was dead. No wonder the mother calls that little piece of puckered sewing one of her rarest treasures. Nothing that the most skilful hands have wrought, nothing of greatest value among all her household possessions, means to her half so much as that piece of spoiled stitching by her child. May not this be something like the way in which God looks at his children's humblest efforts to do things for him? We are well aware how faulty even the best Christian work done in this...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566521
  • 9781236566522