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A Tree Wholly Made Good

A Tree Wholly Made Good

If I want a tree wholly made good,

I take it when young, and, cutting the stem clean off on the ground, I graft it just where it emerges from the soil.

I watch over every bud which the old nature could possibly put forth, until the flow of sap from the old roots into the new stem is so complete, that the old life has, as it were, been entirely conquered and covered by the new.

Here I have a tree entirely renewed – emblem of the Christian who has learnt in Entire Consecration to Surrender Everything for Christ, and in a Whole-Hearted Faith Wholly to Abide in Him.