Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I urge upon you ... a nearer communion with Christ and a growing communion

"I urge upon you ... nearer communion with Christ and a growing communion. There are curtains to be drawn by in Christ that we never saw, and new foldings of love in him. I despair that ever I shall win to the far end of that love, there are so many plies in it; therefore dig deep; and sweat, and labour, and take pains for him; and set by so much time in the day for him as you can: he will be won with labour." -- Rutherford, Samuel, and Ellen S. Lister. The Loveliness of Christ: Extracts from the Letters of Samuel Rutherford. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2007, 16. [Letter  CIV, 7 March 1637]

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