Night Scenes in the Bible
Overview - This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... XXII. ANGEL VISITS IN THE NIGHT. Read more...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... XXII. ANGEL VISITS IN THE NIGHT. HEN we climb to some mountain height and look forth upon the broad landscape of hill and valley and plain in the blaze of the bright noon, it seems an if our earth were the universe, and the sun were a single globe of fire hung in the heavens to give it light. When we stand upon the deck of the ship in mid ocean at the same hour of the day, and survey the melancholy waste of waters stretching beyond the utmost reach of the eye in every direction, it seems impossible that there can be anything else in existence but the sun and the sea. When we look up to the silent sky at night, it seems as if the bright array of stars were only camp-fires kindled on the plains of heaven to guide some wanderer through the wastes and solitudes of earth, and that there can be no home of thought and feeling and sympathy beyond the habitations of man. All these varied observations make us think of one world and that our own, one jrace of beings and that ourselves, one destiny and that bounded by what we now see around us. It is only the inward and overruling impulse of our spiritual nature that can make the visible world the shadow and representative of the invisible and unknown. When we go down into the depths of the cavern or the dungeon, and shut ourselves up in silence that never breaks into sound, and in darkness that never changes to day, it seems as if we were alone in the universe, with nothing but the sense of responsibility and the yearning for society to tell us that there are other beings beside ourselves. When we mingle with the multitude on the crowded street, and hear the roar of business and toil and pleasure that surges through all the channels of the great city from morning to evening, it seems as if man and...
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