Thursday, July 23, 2009

Chapin: eternal significance

Thursday, July 23, 2009
    Commemoration of Bridget of Sweden, Abbess of Vadstena, 1373

    Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in his own time--God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.
    —1 Timothy 6:12-16 (NIV)

    Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
    ... Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880), paraphrased from Duties of Young Men, Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1853, p. 160 (see the book)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, though we are weak and sinful, You use Your people for greater good than we could ever intend.

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