Charles Morrison’s Diary, 1 to 8 February 1863

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Watercolour sketch of Stornoway Harbour by Gina G. Morrison, c.1900

Sunday 1st February

Mr Graham preached in the morning from Hebrews 3rd chapter 1st verse Wherefore holy bretheren partakers of the heavenly calling consider the Apostle and High priest of our profession Christ Jesus He shewed wherein they were partakers of the heavenly calling and the appropriateness and the need of considering Jesus Christ as the Apostle and High priest of our profession. Mr McKenzie commented on the first 8 verses of the 3rd chapter of Philippians specially dwelling on the last clause of the 8th verse that I might win Christ. In the evening Mr Graham from the 2nd chapter 1st Peter 21st verse leaving us an example that we should follow his steps. A perfect moral example being absolutely necessary for man constituted as he now is 1st Christ in reference to himself 2nd to the Father 3rd to the Apostles and 4th to the World

Monday 2nd February

The Steamer took 9 hours from Lochinver today. I had a letter from my sister Lexy and H. B. & Co Bimonthly report, Dec 13th, from Robert Sutherland.

Tuesday 3rd February

Very busy today.

Wednesday 4th February

I had a letter from Isabella Sutherland today. I read the report of the Glasgow Sutherlandshire Association Soiree. The mail packet went ashore.

Thursday 5th February

Very little doing. Very stormy.

Friday 6th February

Cold & Stormy very little doing.

Saturday 7th February

Do Do Do

Sunday 8th February

In the morning Mr Graham preached from 1st John 5th chap 12 verse He that hath the Son hath life and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life he that hath the son 1st this means that Christ is the gift of God also implies that Christ is the fountain of life Again is applicable to them who hath received him by faith and the possession of Christ must preceed [sic] all other spiritual blessings Then the contrast there drawn of those that hath not the Son. In the afternoon Mr McKenzie from Haggai 2nd chap 7th verse And the desire of all nations shall come and I will fill this house with glory saith the Lord of hosts where he shewed the twofold promise contained in this verse. Evening Mr Graham from 1st Corinth – 3rd chap last clause of the 9th verse Ye are God’s building. The language here is metaphorical first there was a design than it has a good foundation again the building is composed of sinners prepared for it and united together by faith & love and then the happiness of those who form a part of this spiritual house.

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