[Original article in German]

Peace and Grace

The prophet Isaiah exclaims, "The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee." This divine message is a voice "with healing in his wings." What joy the words contain for the one who has found God; and what comfort and gentle invitation they include for the one straying in the world of materialism and sin, and, like a tired wanderer, striving to find his way home!

Without doubt the words just quoted must have been a constant support and comfort to the Christians of the early centuries. How could they have borne the persecutions they met with and have kept their faith, had they not been conscious of God's presence? They understood the wonderful secret of grace, a secret, however, only to those standing outside, to those who are not seeking Soul but the gratification of the material senses. One of the loyal Christians, the Apostle Paul, wrote to the congregation in Ephesus, "By grace are ye saved ... and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast."

Being Practical
February 13, 1926

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