(Octavius Winslow, “My Times
We live in a world of mysteries! They . . .
meet our eye,
awaken our inquiry, and
baffle our investigation at every step.
Nature is a vast arcade of mysteries.
Science is a mystery.
Truth is a mystery.
Religion is a mystery.
Our existence is a mystery.
The future of our being is a mystery.
And God, who alone can
But to God, nothing is mysterious.
In His purpose, nothing is unfixed,
and In His forethought, nothing is unknown.
In His providence, nothing is contingent.
His glance pierces the future as vividly as it beholds the past.
“He knows the end from the beginning.”
All His doings are parts of a
He may make ”darkness His secret place; His pavilion round about Him dark waters;” and to human vision, His dispensations may appear gloomy, discrepant, and confused. Yet He is “working all things after the counsel of His own will,” and all is transparent and harmonious to His eye!
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