11 December 2012

Wounded, Healed

The sweet beams of [Christ] the Sun of righteousness heal the wounds of believers' souls. When they have been wounded by sin and have labored under the pain of wounds of conscience, the rays of this Sun heal the wounds of conscience. When they have been wounded by temptation and made to fall to their hurt, those benign beams, when they come to shine on the wounded soul, restore and heal the hurt that has been received. 
--Jonathan Edwards, 'Christ the Spiritual Sun,' in Works, Yale ed., 22:56

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