The engineer does not forget at night, or his nature does not, that he has beheld this vision of serenity and purity once at least during the day.
In Zerubbabel the people beheld once more a ruler of the Davidic race.
In order thus to manifest Himself He had undergone a human birth: " the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory " - the glory, as the evangelist has learned to see, of the Father's only-begotten Son, who has come into the world to reveal to men that God whom " no man hath ever seen."
He was present at a conversion of this sort, though the miracle beheld by the people was invisible to the missionary.
Inheriting the estate conferred upon his father for services rendered during the victorious expedition (1229) against the Balearic Islands, Lull was married at an early age to Blanca Picany, and, according to his own account, led a dissipated life till 1266 when, on five different occasions, he beheld the vision of Christ crucified.