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Trouble, An Incident in Life to Overcome

Trouble, An Incident in Life to Overcome

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
By Rev. GEORGE H, IDE, d.d.

Far back in the history of the human race, the
sad philosophy that "man is born unto trouble
as the sparks fly upward," had become estab-
lished. Adown the centuries, this statement has
been preached from every pulpit, declared in
every family, published in every form of Chris-
tian literature, because, when it is affirmed that
man is born unto trouble, we have not only a
fact stated, but a doctrine announced.
By Rev. GEORGE H, IDE, d.d.

Far back in the history of the human race, the
sad philosophy that "man is born unto trouble
as the sparks fly upward," had become estab-
lished. Adown the centuries, this statement has
been preached from every pulpit, declared in
every family, published in every form of Chris-
tian literature, because, when it is affirmed that
man is born unto trouble, we have not only a
fact stated, but a doctrine announced.

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TROUBLE, AN INCIDENT IN LIFE TO OVERCOME By Rev. GEORGE H, IDE, d.d. Far back in the history of the human race, the sad philosophy that "man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward," had become estab-lished. Adown the centuries, this statement has been preached from every pulpit, declared in every family, published in every form of Chris-tian literature, because, when it is affirmed that man is born unto trouble, we have not only a fact stated, but a doctrine announced. It is much as if it were said, trouble belongs to the warp and woof of things. But, is it true? Is there no happy man to stand up and say, No, this is a mistake ; I have had no trouble ; my days have been days of laughter and mirthfulness and fes-tival ; a summer life has been mine, without one touch or breath of chill and cruel winter ; every-thing has been smooth and unruffled, since I drew my first breath ? Such a man has not yet been born. 209
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210 THE LIVING CHRIST The truth is, man is not completely strong anywhere. He never built a house that time did not unroof, that time did not take down. He never built a ship that God's great sea could not swallow up like a pebble. He never made a chronometer that keeps pace with the sun — exactly, astronomically, punctually; his poor chronometer is always falling out of beat, is al-ways in need of survey and repair. Whatever man does — what he builds, what he writes, what he invents — has upon it the seal of trouble ; there is always a defect somewhere. Wei might be glad to find a man who had dis-covered a Bible that says man is not born un-to trouble ; who would/ tell us that he had found a nation all young, all happy, all moving and living in the spirit of music. Until that nation is discovered, we abide in the rock of our own
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experience, we stand in the sanctuary of what we ourselves have known and felt and handled. What man calls his progress is but a series of self-amendments. Why not face these facts, and search into their origin? If it be science to take some little stone back, in its geological history, until its origin is discovered, it cannot be other than a greater science to take back TROUBLE 211 some human emotion, some sad, awful human experience, and trace it to the starting-point. It has been taught that all trouble comes from sin, as a punishment for disobedience. This can hardly be true ; from the connection between the two cannot always be traced. On one occasion, as Jesus passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. His disciples asked him, saying, "Rabbi, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he
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