Monday, March 11, 2013

How Affliction Unites Our Soul to Chirst

Christ chiefly manifests Himself in times of affliction, because then the soul unites itself most closely by faith to Christ. The soul, in time of prosperity, scatters its affections, and looses itself in the creature; but there is a uniting power in sanctified afflictions, by which a believer, (as in rain a hen collects her brood) gathers his best affections unto his Father and his God.

Richard Sibbes, Divine Meditations and Holy Contemplations, #218.

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