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The covenant of love, a manual of devotion for the sick and suffering

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The covenant of love, a manual of devotion for the sick and suffering

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    Arabella M. James
Excerpt from book: III. ' Until the day break, and the shadows flee away'. —Song Of Sol. xi. 17. Only until the day break, and already the night is far spent: only until the day break, must we still patiently and watchfully endure. Then shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings: and how different will everything appear in the glorious brightness of that light! We shall then see what passing troubles all our sufferings were: that they were all shadows, nothing but shadows: not even the darkest of them had any lasting substance. Some of them are even merely false shadows, cast by the enemy in hopes of perplexing and bewildering us. Of such every trace will vanish. ' Like as a dream when one awaketh, so shall God drive them away:' nay, even now they fade into nothing, if we do but look steadfastly towards the light: if before the morning watch our hearts flee unto the Lord. There are, besides the troubles which grieve us, other matters also which, though" in a different sense, are only shadows. There are external ordinances given to us for our present spiritual help, full of deep meaning, and most precious, by reason of the grace and comfort they bring. Yet, verysoon, these sweet foreshadowings must ' break away, like types, in fairer things than they.' And if the shadows are so sweet in their loveliness, what must be the reality ? As to all darker shades, how insignificant will they seem to have been when the hour of awakening comes,—that hour which cannot be very far off! But, thanks be to God, each perplexing shadow will be found at the last to have helped, not hindered, our progress, if only its darkness have caused us to long more and more earnestly after the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. Then shall our morning break right gloriou...   show more
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