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A moving quote from Christian author F.B. Meyer:
The passing of the years awakens in our hearts the cry for permanence. Our nature is keyed not to the temporal but to the eternal. And as we see the leaves falling before the autumn winds, or littering the forest glade down which we walk in the short winter days; as the changes of the natural world compel us to remember the still greater ones which are ever carrying us out of the familiar world of our past, into one as strange and undiscovered as the new world to which Columbus sailed– there rises up within us a passionate desire for a home which death cannot invade; friendships which time cannot impair; chaplets of never-withering flowers; and a condition of existence which is impervious to change.