Freedom

“O HOLY FATHER, thou hast freely given thy Son,

O DIVINE SON, thou hast freely paid my debt,

O ETERNAL SPIRIT, thou hast freely bid me come,

O TRIUNE GOD, thou dost freely grace me with salvation…

Who can fathom immeasurable love?

As far as the rational soul exceeds the senses,

so does the spirit exceed the rational in its knowledge of thee.

Thou hast given me understanding to compass the earth,

measure the sun, moon, starts, universe,

but above all to know thee, the only true God.

I marvel that the finite can know the Infinite,

here a little, afterwards in full-orbed truth;

Now I know but a small portion of what I shall know,

here in part, there in perfection,

here a glimpse, there a glory.

To enjoy thee is life eternal,

and to enjoy is to know.

Keep me in the freedom of experiencing thy salvation continually.”

~Valley of Vision, pg. 56

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Last week, a dear friend departed this earthly life to live in the presence of her Savior.  What I know a little, she now knows in full-orbed truth.  What I know in part, she knows in perfection.  What I have a small glimpse of, she sees in full glory.

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