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Submission

God sometimes hangs a curtain Before our toiling life, And shuts us in from all the world Of work and sin and strife, That He may give, from Hand Divine, The gift Love only can afford; And in the solemn quietness We learn the secret of the Lord.   Yet often we forget His touch […]

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More Than Conquerors

The Christian is more than conqueror.  He is not merely a victor, sure of being the winner over life and death, things present and things to come, powers and principalities, so that no power on earth or in hell will ever succeed in separating him from the love of God which is in Jesus Christ, […]

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The Certainty of our Ultimate Salvation

The child of God can never be separated from the love of God in Jesus Christ, his Lord.  How blessed is this assurance of the Christian! When the apostle Paul asks in Romans 8:35 whether a child of God can be separated from the love of Christ, he refers to a separation from the love […]

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Destination Unknown

Wrapping all troop movements in a veil of utmost secrecy plays an important role in the strategy of modern warfare.  From the very moment that the young draftee arrives at his induction center his future course is a matter of absolute uncertainty.  He knows that he is headed for some camp in the country where […]

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Quo Vadis

We do better to appeal to our faith by asking ourselves the more personal question: Quo Vadis? Whither bound? The Christian pilgrim has his answer ready: We have here no abiding city, but we are destined for a better country and a heavenly City, the Builder and Artificer of which is God. The world passes […]

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Robe

The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas The author of this rather popular novel has woven a story around the seamless robe of Christ, for which lots were cast at the time of the crucifixion.  Marcellus, a Roman tribune, through some political maneuvering, is sent to Minoa as commander of the fort there.  Part of his […]

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Athirst

I would be but a dewdrop Lord, Glistening on some flower, That I may cool a sin-fevered heart In the morning hour.   Or only a trickling mountain stream I would contentedly be: If in the flow of life, Thy grace, Reflected, men could see.   ‘Tis often, Lord, I fain Would bring a bit […]

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The Only Way to Freedom

If ye continue in my word then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.  –John 8:31, 32 One of the threads woven through this eighth chapter of John is man’s way to freedom or happiness. This passage speaks of being saved from darkness, vs. […]

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Vision

O, let this trial like a window be, That through it I may have a close view of Thee, It seems to shut me in alone today. O, help me see beyond its frame, I pray.   Let not my fingers idly touch its pane, And dully sense the coldness of the glass; But give […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Grand Rapids, Michigan August 16, 1943 Dear Fellows: My last letter I wrote to you from Lincoln, Nebraska.  From there my way led to “Sunny California,” where I spend a few weeks of Vacation, enjoying the sunshine and the water of the Pacific.  There I met a few of our own boys, Gerald Bouwkamp, Louis […]

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Letters from Our Boys

Tunisia May 28, 1943 The Editor, The Beacon Lights, Dear Friends: Even before I landed on these African shores I had been receiving copies of the Beacon Lights.  Then upon our invasion of these shores I was among the first American forces to clash with the hardened Nazi veterans.  During these trials I anxiously looked […]

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Be Careful for Nothing!

“Be careful for nothing: but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” –Philippians 4:6 Joy, that is perfect joy, and anxious care simply exclude one another.  The apostle had exhorted in verse 4 of this chapter: “Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice.” […]

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About the War

About the War According to the latest reports the Allies are gaining on all fronts.  We are told that the island of Sicily will soon be completely in our hands.  That means that Italy itself will soon be invaded, in the event at least that it does not capitulate.  The Allies are constantly calling on […]

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