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Some beauty to reflect upon this Tuesday morning:

Herein is wonder of wonders:

     he came below to raise me above,

     was born like me that I might become like him.

Herein is love;

     when I cannot rise to him he draws near on wings of grace,

          to raise me to himself.

Herein is power;

     when Deity and humanity were infinitely apart

     he united them in indissoluble unity, the uncreate and the created.

Herein is wisdom;

     when I was undone, with no will to return to him,

          and no intellect to devise recovery,

     he came, God-incarnate, to save me to the uttermost,

          as man to die my death,

               to shed satisfying blood on my behalf,

               to work out a perfect righteousness for me.

O God, take me in spirit to the watchful shepherds, and enlarge my mind;

     let me hear good tidings of great joy,

          and hearing, believe, rejoice, praise, adore,

          my conscience bathed in an ocean of repose,

          my eyes uplifted to a reconciled Father.

Excerpt from The Valley of Vision.

A friend recently shared a quote from C.T. Studd, a cricketer who turned missionary in the late 1800s. He wrote to tell his mother about the girl he would soon marry:

I suppose you want to know about her. Well, to tell you the truth, I can’t tell you much except about her spiritual life and her life before the world; I don’t even know her age . . . As regards her face, well, she has the beauty of the Lord her God upon her, which is worth more than all the beauty of the whole world.

Such a recommendation is truly precious.