And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
1. And first, I would ask you to go back to the period of your youth. Was not that a "time of visitation?" Do you not remember its freshness, its freedom, its joy?
2. Again: I may speak of those special Divine influences which arc often realized in connection with the services of the sanctuary, and the preaching of God's Word, as constituting "a time of visitation."
3. Yet again: there are "times of visitation," in which the individual is more directly concerned, as separate from all around him. It may be in the church, or it may be at home in the quiet chamber, or it may be in neither, but out under the great dome of heaven, and among the scenes of nature.
4. Once more: there are providential events which may be regarded in the light of a "time of visitation" to those concerned in them.
(C. M. Merry.)
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