ONE LOVELY FURTHER WORD

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Before I leave the Sabbath Rest
By which all Christian souls are blest,

Before I write of harsher deeds
The Spruce Tunnel notes a truth it heeds.

So, just one more Little Nellie word
Which witnesses both saw and heard:

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The Point of the Post

Yesterday I wrote about Little Nellie of Holy God and how her experiences intersected with my  anticipated “Sunday Encounter.”    (BTW –  the “Encounter”   happened.    So amazingly . . .  um . . .  )   I really meant to convey that Nellie’s Innocent Faith and her Lovely Holiness are things that are within the reach of every single human soul.

We only need to keep an accurate model before our eyes.

Such  holiness is for Heaven, where “Holy God”  is.    It’s rather sobering to remember that the book of Revelation, that Final Book of the Bible, says that “no unclean thing,  nor anything that makes a lie,  nor any that does abomination, nor anything that defiles . . .”  can enter Heaven.      Only clean, pure, holy souls will be in Heaven.

The Beauty of Holiness

Little Nellie’s life was so occupied with Love for God that there were times when her face was transformed into one of unearthly light and beauty.    She saw the holiness surrounding her Holy God, which it was determined the name she gave to Jesus. She saw  and felt His presence and responded with adoring love.   This holy joy is what gave her face that attracting beauty.

This was unexpected by all around her because she had always suffered severe pain from a  bone  disease.   She was too tired and too weak to walk, it was too painful to sit upright in a chair. At times her face showed a grayish pallor from just the fatigue of breathing as well as the ravishes of the cruel disease. Her jaw was crumbling away, and at times small chunks of bones would fall off.

She should not have been so full of joy and she should not have looked so radiantly beautiful at times.      (My own problems, even my diseases, pale in comparison.   That’s why she should be always in my mind.)

Lovely Beauty in Mind

When I was a girl, there is a hymn we used to sing in that basement Sunday School room in a church in Chicago.   It was a slow,  beautiful melody; thoughtful, and instructive. The first line goes like this:

“Altogether lovely;    He is altogether lovely;   and the fairest of ten thousand is this wonderful Friend of mine . . . .  ”

As I sat there, singing with the large group of boys and girls, my almost-a-teenager-me absorbed those words, and while the nasty dirtiness of the Sixties and the Degraded Seventies and the Self-Centered Eighties washed over me during the next decades,  there that song was, deep in my mind, always calling to me.

And making me understand the Beauty of that little holy child,   Little Nellie.

 

Where is Little Nellie right now?

Where will I be?

 

 

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One Comment on “ONE LOVELY FURTHER WORD”

  1. larryzb Says:

    Thus, a process of purgation makes good sense. Else, there would be few indeed in Heaven.


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