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“… Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide …”

Genesis 24:63.

 

Very admirable was his occupation.

If those who spend so many hours in idle company, light reading, and useless pastimes, could

learn Wisdom, they would find more profitable society and more interesting engagements in

Meditation than in the vanities which now have such charms for them.

 

We should all know more, live nearer to God, and grow in Grace, if we were more alone.

Meditation chews the cud and extracts the real Nutriment from the mental food gathered

elsewhere. When Jesus is the Theme, Meditation is Sweet indeed.

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Isaac found Rebecca while engaged in private musings. Many others have found their Best

Beloved there.

Very admirable was the choice of place. In the field we have a study hung round with texts for

thought.

From the cedar to the hyssop, from the soaring eagle down to the chirping grasshopper, from

the blue expanse of Heaven to a drop of dew, all things are full of teaching.

 

When the eye is Divinely opened, that Teaching flashes upon the mind far more vividly than

from written books.

 

Our little rooms are neither so healthy, so suggestive, so agreeable, or so inspiring as the

fields. Let us count nothing common or unclean, but feel that all created things point to their

Maker, and the field will at once be Hallowed.

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Very admirable was the season. The season of sunset as it draws a veil over the day, befits that

Repose of the Soul when earthborn cares yield to the Joys of Heavenly Communion.

The glory of the setting sun excites our wonder, and the solemnity of approaching night

awakens our awe.

If the business of this day will permit it, it will be well, dear reader, if you can spare an hour to

walk in the field at eventide.

 

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If not, the Lord is in the town, too, and will meet with thee in thy chamber or in the crowded

street.

Let thy heart go forth to meet Him.

~Spurgeon

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Me and Jesus; blessed peace.

Me and Jesus; what comfort.

Me and Jesus; love sublime.

Me and Jesus; alone at last.

 

 

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