Romanian Grace

The dragon sits by the side of the road, watching those who pass. Beware lest he devour you. We go to the Father of Souls, but it is necessary to pass by the dragon. -- St. Cyril of Jerusalem

02 October, 2006

Puritan Thinking

Here is an excerpt from another one of those prayers:

Redeemer God,
Help me to be in reality before thee
as in appearance I am before men.

One day, God will make us as righteous, even more so, as we sometimes fool others into believing we are. Until that day, and even then, I will have to count on Christ's righteousness alone.

In the words of one of my favorite hymns, The Sands of Time are Sinking:

I stand upon His merit, I know no other stand,
Not even where Glory dwelleth in Emmanuel's land.


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