THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Sunday, August 31, 1997
Feast of Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 651
Commemoration of Cuthburga, Founding Abbess of Wimborne, c.725
Commemoration of John Bunyan, Spiritual Writer, 1688

But upon a day the good providence of God did cast me to Bedford to work on my calling: and in one of the streets of that town, I came where there were three or four poor women sitting at a door in the sun, and talking about the things of God; and being now willing to hear them discourse, I drew near to hear what they said, for I was now a brisk talker also myself in the matters of religion. But now I may say I heard, but I understood not; for they were far above, out of my reach; for their talk was about a new birth, the work of God on their hearts... And methought they spake as if joy did make them speak; they spake with such pleasantness of Scripture language, and with such appearance of grace in all they said, that they were to me as if they had found a new world.
... John Bunyan (1628-1688), Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners [1666] The Whole Works of John Bunyan, v. I, London: Blackie, 1862, p. 10 (see the book; see also Jas. 1:18; Jer. 33:10,11; Matt. 11:15; John 1:12-13; 3:3-7; Gal. 6:15; Eph. 5:18-20; Tit. 3:4-7; 1 Tim. 1:15-16; 1 Pet. 1:3,23-25; 1 John 2:29; more at Conversion, God, Grace, Joy, New birth, Providence, Scripture)

 
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