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BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL. O LORD MY GOD, THOU ART VERY GREAT; THOU ART CLOTHED WITH HONOUR AND MAJESTY. WHO COVEREST THYSELF WITH LIGHT AS WITH A GARMENT: WHO STRETCHEST OUT THE HEAVENS LIKE A CURTAIN: WHO LAYETH THE BEAMS OF HIS CHAMBERS IN THE WATERS; WHO MAKETH THE CLOUDS HIS CHARIOT: WHO WALKETH UPON THE WINGS OF THE WIND.-Psalm civ. 1-3.
MY DEAR CHILDREN,
In all the days of Creation, as I before remarked, there was a wonderful provision made for those which followed. This is especially the case in the second day, when the Firmament, or what is better known to us as "the Atmosphere," came into existence. The language which records its Creation is very full:-" And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day." Thus did the Lord by this one act of Creative Power bring into being that by which all life, whether vegetable or animal, was destined to be sustained. A vast body of
And God said. Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters and it was so v.E.