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Salvation

God gradually reveals His truth, like a flower unfolding. It is not like the night-blooming cereus that opens only in the darkness and is seen by few. It is not like the century plant that opens so rarely and is seen so seldom. It is not like the morning glory that opens at dawn and is shut by noonday. God's revelation gradually unfolded; but it is now open for all to see. You may read the Bible night or day. At any time, in any place, you may look upon the beauty of God's opening of His heart to man.

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Michael Shannon, Preaching September/October 2003