The sweetest and most sacred spot on earth!
(Charles Orr, "Christianity in Home Life")
Nowhere is Christianity more beautifully displayed, than in the home. It changes the home of wickedness, strife, and contention — into a peaceful and delightful Eden. It converts the home of the wicked — into a palace. It drives away discontentment, uneasiness, fear, and darkness — and showers contentment, peace, and sunlight into every heart.
Christianity in home life — makes all . . .
love and kindness — between brothers and sisters;
love and dutifulness — between parents and children;
love, peace, harmony, honesty, and faithfulness — between husband and wife.
Christianity makes a home — a Heaven! A Christian home where all is love and tenderness and devotion — is the sweetest and most sacred spot on earth! A home where Christianity is crowned a queen in every heart — is an Eden. The heart of God is filled with delight as He looks down upon such a home! His presence dwells there, and causes this home to be a beautiful oasis in this wilderness world of sin.
Alas, that such homes are so few! Sin destroys the happiness of man, and makes many a home — a hotbed of contention, strife, and confusion!
When the husband and wife are kind, loving, and gentle toward each other; when she in her weakness feels her dependence upon him, and lovingly, trustingly looks unto him as her defense; and he in his strength and delight enfolds her in his strong arms of protection with a feeling of responsibility to nourish and cherish her — then they can testify, that they have a Heaven in their home!
Unless we have attained unto such a life — we have not attained to Bible Christianity, nor to domestic joy and happiness.