— Religious Maxims (1846) CXI.
The life of those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High may be called a Hidden Life, because the animating principle, the vital or operative element, is not so much in itself as in another. It is a life grafted into another life. It is the life of the soul, incorporated into the life of Christ; and in such a way, that, while it has a distinct vitality, it has so very much in the sense, in which the branch of a tree may be said to have a distinct vitality from the root.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
He Can Never Suffer Loss
He, whose life is hid with Christ in God, may suffer injustice from the conduct or words of another, but he can never suffer loss. He sees the hand of God in every thing. He knows that every thing which takes place has either a direct or indirect relation to his present state, and is designed for his benefit. "All things work together for his good."