Man, The Vessel of God’s Action – Irenaeus of Lyons

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Here’s the quote of the century (really!) from Irenaeus of Lyons: “God is man’s glory. Man is the vessel which receives God’s action and all his wisdom and power. If man… has a right belief regarding created things and their divine Creator, who, having given them being, holds them all in his power, and if man perseveres in God’s love, … Read More

Christ Plays In Ten Thousand Places…

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As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name; Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: Deals out that being indoors each one dwells; Selves — goes itself; myself it speaks and spells, … Read More

The Peace of The Father – Clement of Rome

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Let us fix our gaze on the Father and Creator of the whole world and cleave to his splendid and excellent gifts of peace, and to his good deeds to us. Let us contemplate him with our mind, let us gaze with the eyes of our soul on his long-suffering purpose, let us consider how free from wrath he is … Read More

Seeing Christ in Creation – Jonathan Edwards

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“When we are delighted with flowery meadows and gentle breezes of wind, we may consider that we see only the emanations of the sweet benevolence of Jesus Christ. When we behold the fragrant rose and lily, we see His love and purity. So the green trees and fields and singing of birds are the emanations of His infinite joy and … Read More

A Garment to Show Forth Christ

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“The believing Christian who sees in the creation of all things the setting forth of the wonder and glory of Jesus Christ as Lord and Sovereign will have no more unholy days.  He will no longer be inclined to divide existence between secular interests and holy interests.  There is a divine sanctification of everything in his life when the believer … Read More

The Crown of Creation

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It says in The Bible: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” (Psalm 19) When we examine the world, the beauty, order and intricacy of nature floods our senses. … Read More