When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, will you at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?…
I remember once sailing over the crystal waters of Lake Superior. We had come out of the muddy waters of Lake Huron during the night, and early in the morning I came on deck, and looking over the prow, started back in instinctive terror, for, looking down into the clear waters of that lake, it seemed to me as though our keel was just going to strike on the sharp-pointed rocks below; but I was looking through fifty or sixty feet of clear water at the great rock bed of the lake over which we were sailing. Now we endeavour in vain to fathom God's judgments. As by a great deep they are hidden from us. But by and by, through the mystery we shall see and shall understand.
(Lyman Abbott, D. D.)
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