By A. M. Hodgkin
PEEFACE TO the second one variation
On the fantastic resurrection morning Mary went to hunt for
Jesus. She sought Him within the tomb, yet He stood beside her.
She proposal He was once the gardener, however the one notice "Mary "
revealed to her her Saviour.
As we learn a few passage within the outdated testomony how frequently
our eyes are holden, and we see in basic terms the earthly shape : we
see Aaron the priest, or David the shepherd, or Solomon the
king ; but when, like Mary, we're relatively looking the Lord Jesus,
He manifests Himself to us throughout the outward sort, and
we flip in joyful shock, and, having a look up, say, " Eabboni "
(lit. my nice One).
As we proceed to hunt, we discover Him in the slightest degree anticipated
places of the outdated testomony, until eventually the total grows luminous
with the consideration of God within the face of Jesus Christ. "In the
volume of the publication it really is written of Me." the entire traces of
history and sort, of Psalm and prophecy, converge in the direction of
one centre Jesus Christ, and to at least one very best occasion. His demise
on the go for our salvation. And from that centre back
all the traces of background within the e-book of Acts, of expertise in
the Epistles, and of prophecy in Revelation radiate out as soon as
more to testify that the daddy despatched the Son to be the Saviour
of the realm.
After His resurrection our Lord not just "opened the
Scriptures" to His disciples, but in addition "opened their lower than-
standing that they may comprehend the Scriptures." He
is able to do an identical for us. a similar Holy Spirit who
moved holy males of previous to write down the Scriptures, is shut handy
to make the phrases existence to our souls, through taking of the issues
of Christ and revealing them unto us.
Of the books of the recent testomony just a short precis
is right here given, partially simply because they're a lot more studied,
partly simply because to regard of them at any enough size might
swell this e-book past the bounds of a unmarried quantity, and
still extra as the leader objective of the current stories is
to exhibit that Christ is the major to the previous testomony
Scriptures. To inspire others to hunt Him for themselves,
under the counsel of the Spirit, within the pages of Holy
Scripture, is the item of this booklet.
I may right here gratefully recognize the aid of Fielden
Thorp, B.A., and the Rev. James Neil, M.A., in revision, and
of different buddies in quite a few methods.
A. M. HODGKIN.
Reigate, September 1908.
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Christ in all the Scriptures by A. M. Hodgkin