Mornings in the College Chapel—Short Addresses to Young Men on Personal Religion by Francis Greenwood Peabody (The Riverside Press, Cambridge Copyright, 1896)

Gap-filling Exercise

LXII
AN UNRECORDED DAY

(PASSION WEEK—WEDNESDAY) Part 2


“One day,” he would have said; “then fill it with the best and the best words; let me my message on my time; let me fulfil the work which was given me to do.” But Jesus has no such lust of finishing. He simply commits his to his Father, and the trial and the cross. And perhaps on that unrecorded day his real was met, and his real borne. Perhaps as he went up on that hillside, which still overlooks the little village of Bethany, and looked at his and at his , the real spiritual conquest was ; for he comes back again to Jerusalem on Thursday morning, not with the demeanor of a martyr but with the air of a conqueror; and when Pilate asks him if he is a he answers him: “Thou hast said it.”
So it is with many a life. It has its great days,—its Palm Sundays of triumphs, its Good Fridays of cross-, and these seem the epochs of its experience; but when one searches for the sources of its , they lie—do they not?—in some unrecorded day, as the sources of an abundant lie hidden in some nook among the hills.
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