THE ANOINTING OIL

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.” Psalm 133:1-3

See what brotherly kindness and love can do. They bind together things which seem far apart.

They are like the HOLY ANOINTING OIL — the priestly oil of consecration and devotion. On Aaron’s head, it was poured, and it streamed down to the lowest blue fringe of his garments. That lofty, deep-thinking, venerable head; and this far-off robe of blue that kisses the ground itself — they are made one by the oil which sanctifies them both.

In the same way, love unites the prince in learning and in power in saintliness — with the weakest member of Christ’s body. Nay, it links Christ Himself, the merciful and faithful High Priest, to whom Aaron is but as moonlight unto sunlight — it links Him by blessed bonds never to be broken with the least of His little ones.

Or they are like the DEW. It falls on great and snowy Hermon far in the north of Palestine; it falls, too, on the lowly slopes and crests of Zion in the distant south; it is a blessing that they enjoy together and which renders them close of kin — it makes them both hills of the same Holy Land.

Lord, baptize me with the refreshing dews of love. Then, if through Your grace I tower high in the Kingdom, I shall still think well and tenderly of my humbler brothers. And, if I am small and humble, I shall delight to remember that others climb to nobler heights than I; in my shadows, I shall know that the day is near when I see their shining foreheads lighted with the early sun.

Love spans all gulfs and distances.

Author: Patriarch Gregg

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