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He was Rich, more rich than the locals could possible grasp – She was the very epitome of poverty.

He was Mature – She had a certain childishness.

He was majestically handsome – She had a country comeliness.

He was Accomplished without being worldly – She had a wonderful sense of innocency.

Their’s was a marriage made in heaven, worked out on earth and to be celebrated forever, literally!

He is the Heavenly Bridegroom, Christ, the founder of Christianity – She is the purified, perfected, poor (yet rich in Him) bride of Christ!

– eab, 7/2/11

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They thought to build a tower’ng top,

Were determined not to stop;

But soon one said, “ke’ ke”

His neighbor said, “je’ je.”

Confusion made Babel a flop.  (Gen 11.9)

– eab, 3/3/05

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ON THIS DATE

Sir John Bowring was born 10/17/1792 at Exeter in Devon, England.  He was a statesman, was active in Parliament, governor of Hong Kong, and knighted by the Queen 1854. He was a linguist (said to have mastered 5 languages by age 16 and could converse in 100 languages before he died) was also a merchant, theologian and authored of 16 volumes.  He is best known for “In the Cross of Christ I Glory.”

 

1. In the cross of Christ I glory, towering o’er the wrecks of time;

all the light of sacred story gathers round its head sublime…..

 

4. Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure, by the cross are sanctified;

peace is there that knows no measure, joys that through all time abide.

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