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„I HAVE been reading about holiness,” said one to me the other day: „I do wish I could find it.”
„Find IT?” I said, „you mean find HIM. Holiness is in Jesus. As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God.”
A week after my friend came to me with a radiant face: „I have found it in HIM.”
We think and talk of holiness as if it were getting into the King’s garden, climbing over a wall by a tremendous effort, or getting in as a great favor, and plucking a flower which we wear in its fragrance for a day, then keep it pressed and treasured, a faded remembrance of the King’s grace. No, holiness is ours only when we open the door of our heart
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unto the King that He Himself may come in and make this barren place the garden of the Lord, a very paradise wherein He may walk and talk with His child.—Sel.
— January, 1888 —