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serpent of brass he lived." His despairing, lan- eternal life; let us, then, walk and act in the things," came to her remembrance. She scious that he lived, the fear of death departed, that we have died s* regards the flesh in limpansed, wondering whether this could be and peace lo.sk possession of his mind. Health and that we have life by and in a risen, glorified | all, and whether she would really be quite and vigour returned for service and conflict, he Saviour. We must abide in Christ, live ripon
Then overcame the enemies of the Lord, and went on-Christ, feed on Christ, draw from Christ, if we safe, if she cast herself on Jesus. ward to the promised land. But further, having would walk like Christ. This new life must be again she thought, “ God I and proved how effectual simply beholding the ser-nourished, the spiritual energies used, the newpent of brass was, he, doubtless, was anxious born affections exercised, if we would be strong his word is true; why should I doubt ?” that others perishing around him should enjoy and Nourishing as servants of Christ. We need | Thus her eyes opened, and trusting herthe same blessiny.
not, could not, work for life, because we have life. Applying this instruction to ourselves, by the We could not be Christians if we had not looked self entirely to Jesus, peace came into her light of our Lord's exposition or it, it is clear to the Son of Man lifted up, and had life. The troubled soul, she knew her sins were all that whoever believes in Christ lifted up on the word of Christ informs and strengthens the new Cross, has eternal life. He has a new life'in him. life; the flesh and blood of Christ nourish the forgiven, all blotted out; she saw Christ
He is born again. It is new life; the way of faith is the acting out of had come into the world to save sinners, a fact, that by faith in Christ crucified we have the new life; the Lord's return from heaven is and that in his hands she must be safe; life. “He that hath the Son hath life; He that that for which the new life waits. hath not the Son of Gol bath not life." It is
Seeing that we have eternal life by heholding the there was no room for uncertainty, no not merely a change of views, but life, that the Lamb of God, let us seek to bring others to taste
room for fear. believer in Christ receives.
and enjoy the same blessings. Oh, how earnestly The present possession of life in our souls is must the healed Israelite have ran far and near, to Happy girl! poor yet happy. But, connected with a remarkable change both in bring his bitten friends to behold the serpent of experience and action. Conversion is really a brass
. How quickly might he he seen throwing my friend, how is it with you ? are you transition from death unto life. Those who had back the curtain of his neighbour's tent, that the forgiven? Oh, do not thrust this quesprevinusly prided themselves on their good quali- «lying, gasping ones might take one look and live, tion from you, and hurry on as though it ties, now see themselves to be vile and worthless; What a reality God's remedy was to them! And and that blessed Saviour whom they had so long is it less so to us? Oh no, my brethren, let it mattered not; for time is short, and soon despised and rejected now becomes incomparably then be our daily, fervent, untiring labour to the door of mercy will be shut. Awake! precious and lovely. That God, once so dreaded, present Christ crucified to all around us. is worshipperl and adored as the Father of mer
awake! before it be too late ; and fly to
But some of my readers cannot say that they cies and the God of all comfort, flis word and bave life. The Son of Man has been lifted up to him who is able to take your sins away, ways honoured, and lis people once slightel: give life to sin-sick, dying souls, but they refuse and to give you eternal life. if not persecuted, are now beloved objects of to look and live. How sad is your portion. How interest and affection. These are some of the awfully dark your expectation. God's love is
Have you not sinned? yes, deeply workings of Divine life in the soul. But all who despised by you. His pity and compassion are not sinned ? Look back and think-each day, have life have not peace; they have eternal life, welcomed. His gospel'is not received. The sufferbut do not know it. Such
sense of their own ings and death of the Lord Jesus are despised, and each hour the eye of God has been fixed evil hearts and way's presses upon them, they you are still in your sins, daily sinking under the on you; he has marked every act, heard can have eternal life, yet they look to Christ and rapidly hustening to the bar of God's judg inent, every word, and more, ah, even more than cannot give Him up; they little think that the to receive your final sentence, and eternal doom, this, his searching eye has pierced into self-hunıbling experience they have is the effect But it may be that some may say, "I know I of their having life. There are many such now, am a sinner. I am sure I have broken God's your heart, and seen every foolish thought. and there were also in the apostles' days; hence laws. I have merited His displeasure. My heart How terrible! what can you do? where John wrote, “ These things write I unto you trembles at death. I shudder at the thought of that believe on the name of the Son of God, judgment. Can I be saved? Is there hope for hide yourself ? where find a place of that ye may know that ye huve eternal life ;” and me? Is there any possibility that I can have refuge ? listen, and I will tell you. God be assures them that they might know that they eternal life." Yes! yes! my dear fellow-sinner. 134 passed from deuth' unto life, because they Jesus died for such as you. lle was nailed to
so loved the world—“ I will give my Son," ved the brethren." I say, when the Israelite who had looked to the soul that looks to Him, lle saves.
the Cross for the ungolly. Every sin-convicted He says, “my well-beloved Son, he shall serpent of brass knew that he lived, fear of death the Lord Jesus Christ, :nd thou shalt be saved. die, my wrath shall be poured out on left him, and peace took possession of his mind.
him." So Jesus came, willingly came; So now when the believer knows that he is par
“A dying, risen Jesus, duned, justifici, and accepted, by simply looking
Seen by the eye of faith;
He laid down his life. That holy, blessed to Christ crucified, peace flows into his heart.
At once from anguish frees us,
One was bruised and wounded, He was
And saves the soul from death. We have joy and peace in believing; being jus
How gracions this Physician!
crucified, stricken, smitten; but now it is tified by faith, we have peace with God, through
His help he'll freely give; our Lord Jesus Christ.
He makes no hard condition,
past, the price is paid. “It is finished !" Fear of death is removed when the soul looks
'Tis only look and live."
was the Saviour's cry, and He has gone only and simply to Jesus, and believes that Christ has died in his room and stead. The be
to heaven again, with open arms He waits liever thus knows, that, whatever changes may She turned her eye to Jesus.” and loudly calls to every one. “See," take place, his life is hid with Christ in God, and though he may slup in Jesus, yet lie shali “I HAVE found peace now, I am sure I He says, “what I have done; you have never see death. This fills the languishing spirit have !" said S—F— hardly able to sinned, but I have died; my blood speaks with consolation and peace, as well as strength for the service of God, and running the heavenly restrain her tears. She then told me peace. I am the door, by me if any man
that she was lying on her bed the other enter in he shall be saved:' come then Oh, the blessedness of having eternal life by simply looking to Jesus crucified! Because we evening, feeling very unhappy, scarcely with your sins to me, and I will cleanse
sve life we think and teel, we live and act, like knowing where to turn or what to do, them all away and give you everlasting Goud. We learn our vileness in the flesh, and side in Christ our righteousness; we feel the everything looking dark and gloomy, and, life." Esh is dead, but know Christ is our life. We in her wretchedness, she began to think My friend, what answer do you give to perience infirmity and weakness, but know that Christ is our strength. We realize that we
about her sins; this added to her misery, the Saviour's gracious call ? will you are the subjects of folly and error, but know that and her heart sank as sin after sin came turn away ---- be careless - thoughtless ? Christ is our wisdom. We are painfully sensible of sinning, but are assured that Christ is our before her, things long forgotten, wasted After words like these, so full of love Advocate with the Father. We are tempted by hours, wasted years. But presently her and tenderness—will you talk of bringing day perish;” but are comforted by that promise hopes revived; she saw a way of escape: works and prayers, when He so plainly vf the Almighty Saviour," you shall never yes, she turned her eye to JESUS, she says his blood and that alone can wash prrish;” and, when well-nigh overwhelmed by thought of him hanging on the cross, and your sins away? Oh do be wise, and cast Hin who is able to save to the uttermost all for the first time in her life felt she could yourself, lost and guilty as you are, on them that come unto God hy Him. Thus Christ trust herself wholly to him. She was him; then your sins will be all forgiven, al seli le inay cry, “O wretched man that I am!" ready to doubt, thinking there might be and God will claim you for his child. when looking to the crucitied Saviour he can say something left for her to do; then again Jesus has power to save you, because He “ In the Lord have I righteousness and strength." she thought, " Jesus has done everything, died; He left his home of glorjøand took May well my hope revive;
he died for guilty ones like me; why the sinner's place; He gave his life a If God's own Son thus bleeds and dies, The sinner sure must live.”
should I fear ?” and at last this verse, ransom, he bore the curse, and now if you Fellow CHRISTIANS! we have life-spiritual, “ All that beliere are justified from all will trust in him, he will be your hiding.
“So great, so vast a sacritice,
BY JANES SMITH, CHELTENHAM.
place, your refuge. Could you perish
will be perfected, and our characters
What wait I for p then? Perish! when he had given you
completed; and we shall be filled with eternal life. Could you be condemned ? This question was proposed by David, knowledge, love, peace, joy, and purity; Condemned! when God has said, “He and may very well be proposed by us. and then we shall fully understand the that believeth on him is not condemned !" As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, meaning of Paul: “Now we see through Oh, how happy you would be! happy in we have already received much. Our
a glass darkly, but then face to face; now the hands of Jesus! and better still, how heavenly Father has sent the Spirit of I know in part, but then shall I know safe! how very safe! none could pluck adoption into our hearts; He has given even as also I am known.”
We wait you away from Jesus, and he would never us many exceeding great and precious also for the close, felt, uninterrupted, give you up.
promises; He has wrought faith in our and perfect union of Christ and His Again I ask, what answer do you give ? hearts; and He has given us a good hope people, with each other, and the Father. will you turn away and be lost for ever? through grace. But we expect much Who beside him who uttered them, can Reject the Saviour? despise his love ? more, and are brought to wait for much fathom the depth of meaning in those My friend, I warn you, it is a solemn more; though sometimes, when we look glorious words, “ Neither pray I for thing thus to treat God's well-beloved upon what God has already given us, these alone, but for them also which Son. Remember, there is no other name we are overwhelmed with a sense of the shall believe on me through their word; under heaven whereby you can be saved. Lord's great goodness, and are ready to that they all may be one, as thou, Father, You have heard God's message, the way cry out, “ And now, Lord, what wait I art in me, and I in thee, that they also of salvation has been set before you-for?" (Ps. xxxix. 7.)
may be one in US: that the world may forgiveness through the blood of Jesus ! Well, we are waiting for one great believe that thou hast sent me: and the a free and complete pardon, without money change, which will begin at death, and glory which thou gavest me, I have given and without price. This is no idle tale, be completed at the resurrection. We them; that they may be one, even as it is glorious tidings, good news from expect to be made perfectly holy, per- WE are one: I in them, and thou in heaven. Christ presents himself to you; fectly healthy, and perfectly happy. We me, that they may be made perfect in accept him, and everlasting life is yours. expect soon to be absent from the body, one; and that the world may know that Reject him, and you are lost, yes, lost for and to be present with the Lord; and we thou hast sent me, and hast loved them,
expect too, that He will change our vile as thou hast loved me." We wait for That was a happy night for S—, she body, and fashion it like unto His own the enjoyment of the beatific vision, lay awake upon her bed, blessing and glorious body. Oh, what a change will for the pure in heart shall see God; and praising God for his great goodness to that be, to be made exactly like Jesus, then shall we possess the kingdom, and her. Everything seemed changed she in body, soul, and spirit! This we ex- enjoy all that God has prepared for told me, her fear of death had gone, and pect, and therefore wait for it, as the them that love Him. Truly, the best her burdened heart had found a resting perfecting of our salvation. Like Jacob, is all before us, and the prospect should place in Jesus.
when he was dying, so may we say, “I cheer, animate, and embolden us, under Oh can you, will you, refuse such have waited for thy salvation, O Lord.” all our sufferings, sorrows, and labours blessedness as this? think of peace with This is what Peter calls the end of our here below. None of these things are God! a peace which passeth all under- faith : “Receiving the end of your faith, seen by us, they are objects of faith and standing ! think of a home in heaven! a
even the salvation of our souls."
And hope at present; but as we hope for that home of everlasting joy! My friend, take as we wait for it, we are kept unto it, as we see not, therefore with patience do your sins to Jesus, rest on his finished it is written, “Kept by the power of God, we wait for it. This is our proper poswork, and these riches, these treasures through faith unto salvation, ready to be ture, waiting as servants for their master; will be yours.
revealed in the last time.” Thus we or as the espoused bride for her bride
wait for the hope of righteousness by groom. “ Christ is All and in all."
faith, when the perfect likeness of Jesus We wait; but how do we wait? We Christ is my Rock, from Him my honey floweth; will be stamped upon us, and we shall ought to wait in faith, believing the He is my Fountain, whence my fresh springs rise; He is my Light, in paths that no man knoweth ;
be like Him, seeing Him as He is. reality and certainty of these things. He is my Shield, whence ev'ry arrow flies. We wait also for the coming of Jesus, We should also wait with patience, doing
Mother-and my soul first waking and all the saints with Him. Like the and suffering the will of God, whatever From its death-slumber, met His tender gaze; He is my Friend-all other friends forsaking, Corinthians, we are “waiting for the com- it may be; praying to be made meet to Leave me this Brother, born for adverse days. ing of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Like enjoy the glorious objects of our hope; He is my Shepherd, in His arms He bears me; He is my King, I own His gentle sway;
the Thessalonians, we are turned to God, mourning over our failures in duty, and My Advocate-upon His breast He wears me;
“to wait for His Son from heaven, whom undue attachment to earthly things; and My Judge !--who swept the judgment far away. He raised from the dead, even Jesus, fearing, lest a promise being left us, any He is my Refuge, when dark tempests hover;
which delivered us from the wrath to of us should seem to come short of it. He is my Keeper, when the snare is nigh; My Helper in the Battle and my cover;
This is the blessed hope, the We should wait in profound humility, He is my Fortress from the enemy.
glorious expectation of the church of until the Lord's time comes; watching He is my mighty Counsellor, He heareth The plaints I bring; He guides my feet below;
God. Jesus is coming. He is coming for the first intimations of the Master's He is my great Physician, and endeareth, in glory. He is coming to gather His approach ; longing for the period to arWith His soft touch of love, the wounds of woe.
people, complete his work, and keep rive, and daily preparing for this august He is my Strength, when to the fight He calls me; He is my Peace, the peace none else can give;
Sabbath on the earth. We therefore wait event. With the loins girt, with the ny Righteousness, whate'er befalls me;
for this rest, for there remaineth a rest, lamp burning, with the heart longing, He is my Life-in Him alone I live. He is my Priest, whose office faileth never;
or the keeping of a Sabbath unto the and with eye watching, should we wait He is my Ransom, all my debt is paid ;
people of God. Then we shall cease for the objects of our hope. He is my Sacrifice, once made, for ever! The Lamb of God !—on whom my sin was laid.
from all toil, be free from all suffering, But if the Lord's people are waiting He is my Sun--o'er Bether's mountains streaming and take possession of the inheritance for such great, grand, and glorious things, In His eternal splendour, and afar; My soul looks longing for the first ray beaming;
which is incorruptible, undefiled, and for what are others waiting? Sinners! To herald Him I wait—my Morning Star! that fadeth not away. Then our graces unconverted men! unconverted women!
Col. iii 11.
What are these to one so blest?
what are you waiting for? You are only His blessed service to the praise of His wonderfully to her, until she departed to maiting for death to arrest you, and cast name, while many a supposed hopeful be with Him, whom, having not seen, she you into prison, or for the Judge to come person lives and dies without hope. The loved. to try you at His bar--then you will hear educated and outwardly religious often Among other matters that pressed upon your awful sentence, then will end all seem to stop short of salvation, while her mind, was that of the case of an your pleasures, then will you be driven the destitute, and immoral are, convicted elder sister, who had been pursuing a from the presence of God, then will you of sin by the Spirit of God, and brought course of outward immorality for 13 taste, feel, and know what hopeless de- to realize the blessedness of pardon and years. She prayed much for her, though spair, endless torments, and the just peace through the blood of the Lamb. she had no opportunity of seeing her, . wrath of an insulted God mean. Think, , Such are some of God's ways, and they but often expressed to her Christian O think, of those terrible words which are strikingly illustrated by the cases to friends the deep solicitude she felt for will be pronounced in your hearing, if be noticed in this paper. Not only will her eternal welfare. To one who visited yo1 die out of Christ, “Depart from me, the sovereign mercy of God be apparent, her she said, “Do send a letter to my ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared but also His willingness to use those in sister, tell her about her soul, and say for the devil and his angels!" Everlast. His service who are willing to be used by how much I pray for her.” Nor were ing fire! Everlasting fire, prepared for Him, as well as His pitiful care over the the prayers of this dear child of God in God's chief enemy and His accomplices! feeblest lamb of His flock.
vain, as the Lord's gracious dealings with For this to be your doom, your doom for
His honour is engaged to save
this sinful woman not long afterwards
The meanest of His sheep; ever, how dreadful! Ponder, ponder the
All that His heavenly Father gave, terrific questions, “Who among us shall
(To be continucd.)
His hands securely keep.” dwell with the devouring fire ? Who
In a little cottage, near a fashionable among us shall dwell with everlasting watering place, about two years since, lay
“The Strange Dream.” barnings ?” Will this be your lot? Will a young woman dying of consumption. work at the house of one of her employ
A POOR washer-woman, whilst doing her this be your doom? If you die in sin it She had known little of home comforts, must. Repent therefore, believe in Jesus, as her mother died when she was very she would live long, as she had had a
that she did not think and so escape the wrath that is to come! young, and her father left his children; so that, being without any relative to care washer-woman) had died, and been taken
strange dream. It was that she (the “Rejoice in the Lord always."
for them, they were friendless and destiChrist and heaven have my heart,
to heaven, but found herself so unsuited tute. Emma, however, resided for some Rich, divinely rich, am I;
to it, that she left it. About six months From the world how glad to part, time in a farm-house, and afterwards be
after relating this, she did die, but in And to earthly joys to diem came a butcher's servant in the town of
what state of soul is not known. Few as T-+ Here it appears, her master's
these words are, they contain a solemn Of the happy, happiest.
daughter was used to awaken her con- warning to all who have “no hope, and Sing my soul, sing on thy way,
science, and she was soon afterwards seen Christ and heaven are thine own;
are without God in the world.” The close regularly attending a Bible-class with Heed not thou the cloudy day,
of this life must come, sooner or later, Cheerful weep and joyful groanother young women, where she became
for “it is appointed unto men once to What is sorrow, conflict, pain? more and more convicted of sin, and at
die," and if the soul is not found in Life is Christ, and death is gain.
length, through the ministry of Mr. M., Christ here, it never can live in the Oh, my Saviour, Thou hast freed she found peace with God, through our
presence of God hereafter. There is One who was a slave indeed! Lord Jesus Christ. She was received
‘no repentance,” which means change Thou hast changed the darkest night into Church-fellowship at T-, where
of Into everlasting light;
purpose “in the grave." she continued to walk in faith and love To the vilest, Thou hast given,
“Seek ye the Lord while He may be for nearly two years, when the ravages of Oh my God, Thyself, and heaven!
found, call ye upon Him while He is disease clearly indicated that her time of Now, Beloved of my heart,
near: let the wicked forsake his way, departing to be with Christ was not far and the unrighteous man his thoughts: I am thine, and mine Thou art; Mine the Father's own delight, distant.
and let him return unto the Lord, and Mine, the treasure Infinite!
There was one thing during Emma's He will have mercy upon him; and to Antidote to every woe, Christian career that troubled her much.
our God, for he will abundantly pardon." All I want is Thee to know.
She clearly saw it to be the privilege as (Isa. Iv. 6, 7.) Gracious Comforter, on Thee
well as the duty of Christians to confess Thirsty, longing souls depend; the power of Christ's salvation to those
“ God is Love." More and more enlighten me With the knowledge of that Friend,
around. This she felt unable to do, and Who on earth, and still above,
it deeply pained her. When, however, Loves with everlasting love.
she found herself the subject of a deeply How sweet and cheering is the thought Now, depending on Thy grace,
rooted disease, she earnestly prayed, that that God is love. To know this as certain, In the Word I search to find
as she had been enabled to confess the will make the coming year a pleasant All the glories of that face,
Lord so little by word of mouth during prospect, and render its opening hours All the treasures of that mind, Which will still my study be,
her life, He would give her grace to be a seasons of happy meditation. We have Through a blest eternity.
faithful witness for Him on her death- often read in our Bibles and sung in
bed. This petition was abundantly an- our hymns that God is love; but do we Grace Abounding;
swered; for, during her protracted illness, really believe what we read and sing ?
she not only comforted the hearts of Is this sweet fact our security and trust? The Lord knoweth them that are His. many of God's children, but sent for Do we in our daily life, walk, and conHe often calls the most unpromising to several persons in the neighbouring town, versation acknowledge our personal inpartake of His grace in Christ. The most that she might set before them the un- terest in the love of God? Are we more hopeless characters are sometimes brought searchable riches of Christ. The Lord holy because of God's love to us? Does to rejoice in the Lord, and go forth in at this time manifested Himself very this incite within us emotions of grati
A MOTTO FOR THE NEW YEAR.
BY T. W. MEDHURST, KINGSTON-ON-THAMES.
down His life for His enemies?
He was lifted
And has He not shown
tude ? Alas! I fear it is not so: we are One reason why we forget, or do not love? Have you ever looked for salvation all too apt to forget, or, if not to forget, know, that God is love, is because we are through the death of the Son of God? God
out of love to sinners gave His Son to suffer to act as though we had forgotten God's so apt to look into self, instead of Jesus. for them. Even when they were His enemies,
In our own hearts we shall discover all | His own Son hung bleeding on the cross to God to us is generally an obscure manner of sin, but nothing of the nature save them, wounded in His body, bruised in
His soul, smitten and afflicted, the Son of God being. We seek to read His character of the great and loving God. In the hung on the tree, enduring all this, to save in nature, and fail; we turn to providence, heart of Jesus we shall see clearly written, people who were enemies to Him. There was but there we meet apparent contradic“God is love.” We are altogether vile- nothing in those for whom He died to cause
Him to love them, for they were His enemies, tions; and it is only as we turn to Jesus, 'tis Jesus only can make us pure, and and He knew it ; yet such was His love that that we know or can know anything of His blood must be the bath wherein we He was willing to suffer all they deserved to God's love. Let us, during 1860, study must wash and be clean. Let us for the suffer; to have it inflicted on Himself. In
stead of letting them suffer for their crimes, God in Him who is the express image future look straight out of self to Jesus; He submits to be put to death for the crimes of the Father; for in Jesus we see God, and as we gaze, we shall be made like of His enemies.
Does not this prove the in all His majesty of love, grace, and Him. While we clearly discover the love kindness of the heart of Jesus, that He laid truth. In the person of Jesus we have of God, which passeth knowledge, let us think of this. Jesus died for His enemies
, God with us-in our nature, bone of our
bear in mind that each and every attri. God gave His Son to die for His enemies ; bone, and flesh of our flesh,--the man bute of God is stamped with this, His then God must be a good God, a kind God
and Jesus must have a kind heart when He of sorrows, who is acquainted with our new name, “Love."
was willing to suffer so much for His enemies.
Is God omnipotent? His power is put grief. We could not ascend to God,
“ O love divine, what hast thou done.” therefore God, in the person of His Son, forth to accomplish the purposes of His love. Is God omniscient? His
cross, and hung there has descended to us, that He might be
six hours, with the blood flowing from His the for our salvation and glorifica- ever rest on those whom He has made head, His hands, His feet, and His soul tion. We are, by nature and by practice, the objects of His love. Is God wise? endured what sinners who believe on Him sinners against our Maker; we have His wisdom has devised that loving must have endured; for He bore the sins of rebelled against His just authority, and scheme, whereby He can be just, and ment due to them, till He bowed His head defiantly resisted His law. Yet, notwith yet the justifier of the ungodly. God's and said, “It is finished," and then died out of standing this, God would have us know gospel contains the sweet invitations of love, pure love, boundless love to poor sin
Now what think ye of Christ, after all that He is love, hence He freely gave His love. God's threatenings are the this: Could He have given a greater proof His Son, that He might honour His solemn warnings of His love. Jesus' of His love to sinners than He has given? Father's attributes, fulfil the require incarnation is a sweet and precious illus- Did not His bleeding heart say He loved
them? Did not His pierced hands and feet ments of the law on our behalf, satisfy tration of the love of God. The miracles
say He loved them? Must He not have had justice in our stead, remove sin from our
of Christ are loving acts of condescension wonderful love to bear all He bore, to suffer path, and melt our heart by His rich to assist our faith. When Jesus sighed, all He suffered?
Himself to be worthy of esteem and regard? grace. Herein is love, not that we loved His sigh was the breath of love.
Now, Reader, how hard it is to be the God, but that God loved us, and gave Jesus pray? His earnest prayers were
If you are llis Son, that He might make us par
love's successful pleadings. Were the so, could you give me a reason for being His tikers of His nature, and draw out our eyes of our Redeemer suffused with tears? enemy? Is it because He was crowned with
Is it because He hung covered with hearts in love to himself.
-those tears were love's dew drops. blood on the cross? Is it because His hands The Bible contrins a full and simple Earth is the theatre of God's love; it is have the print of the nails in them? Is it declaration of His love. It is the gospel, here the sinner may draw near to a loving because His feet were pierced? Is it because
the mark of the spear is in His side? O can or good news,'to lost and perishing man. Father. Heaven is love's home, where all it be because He is love, that you hate Him? It is God's nature, spelt out in living the redeemed from among men shall meet Is it because He is so good, so kind, that you characters, that we might love and adore with Jesus, to enjoy an eternity of blissful dislike Him? Is it because He is altogether
lovely that you turn away from HimIt is him. This gospel is suited to all, be they joy.
hard, O sinner, it is hard for thee to fight rich or poor, high or low, polite or rude,
My fellow sinner: will you be there? against one so worthy as Jesus, one so excellearned or ignorant. It meets man as a Do you know, by having experienced the lent, one so glorious, one so loving. Are you sinner, and directs to Jesus, the only cleansing power of Jesus' blood, that God not ashamed to be His enemy? Do His
pierced hands make you ashamed? Does His Saviour, who addresses the sinner as a
is love? If you are a stranger to this, bleeding brow make you blush? sinner, thus-"Look unto me, and be ye
I urge you, by the awful realities of hell, pierced side make you long to creep to Him, and by the sweet invitations of
and tell Him you are lost without Himsaved."
though you have been his enemy, His love This gospel is not only suited to all, that you at once flee from the wrath to has broken you down; so that you can despise but it shuts none out. If any are lost, it come, to Jesus.
What say you, Reader, to shall not be because there was no promise
Are you willing to be saved by Him? The Gift of God.
Do you wish to know Him? If so, the moof mercy for them; but because "light is
ment you are led by the Holy Ghost to look come into the world, and men love dark- that whosoever believethi in liim should not perish, bui to Him, you are saved; when you trust in
Him, you are freely forgiven; for He that ness rather than light." If you are not
know that God gave His was dead is now alive, and he that cometh to saved, you have never been to Christ for only begotten Son to be stretched upon the Jesus He will in no wise cast out. salvation. If you continue throughout cross, to be nailed there, to suffer there, to die you feel your need of Jesus or not, you do
there? and He did all this from love to poor need Him. greatly need Him. Your dying this year without pardon, it will be be
sinners, who did not love Him, nor care for day must be a dark day if you have not Christ. cause you would not ask for it, neither Him. Was not this wonderful Love in God On whom can you lean, if you have not Him desire it. “WHOSOEVER will, let him take to give His Son to suffer for sinners? Was to lean on? Where can you look, the water of life FREELY,” is the warrant it not love in the Son to be willing to suffer not Jesus to look to? Where can you turn,
Was it not lovr in Jesus to if you have not Him to turn to: for each and all, who need the water of
come and lay down His own life to save sin- O Reader! you do need Him; you need life, to drink at its fountain head, Jesus. ners
this moment; you cannot be certain Let the sinner but take God at His
“ He took the dying traitor's place,
of stopping here another day. Then, before
the storm comes, you need a shelter, and there word, then shall he realize the joy of Surely this was love. Have you ever thought is no shelter for a lost sinner but the blood of peace and pardon.
about this love: Have you ever believed this the Lamb. It is said of those before the
of one so kind as Jesus.
Him no more.
"God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
have everlasting life."-JOHN iii. 16.
And suffered in his stead.
throne, “ They have washed their robes, and made thein white in the blood of the Lamb.” You too need, greatly need, the blood of the Lamb. Nothing can wash your spotted soul but the blood of the Lamb. Look to what you may, there is not a gleam of hope for you but in the blood of the Lamb. Seek rest where you may, there is no rest to be found but in ihe blood of the Lamb. Strive as you may to get happiness, you can never find it till your heart cleaves to the blood of the Lamb. All you grasp is but a shadow, till You grasp the blood of the Lamb. all the world can afford, you would even then be poor, if a stranger to the blood of the Lamb. Never can you know what real peace is, till you are brought to wash in the blood of the Lamb. O the blood of the Lamb is what you need to shelter you.
May the Spirit of God nerer let you rest till you rest On the blood of the Lamb!
“Dear dying Lamb, thy precious blood
Shall never lose its power,
Be saved to sin no more.
This fountain in his day,
Wash all their sins away." “ Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” “He that beliereth not shall be damned."
The Dutchman's Family.
“And don't tell Chack one single word “Of all dese tings dat I hab heard.” Poor Chim felt very much distress'd, And went up stairs with Chack to rest; But there he knelt upon his knee, And prayed for all the family. Chack stood surprised till Chim was done, And then poor Chack with Chim begun. “Why, I say, Chim, what dis new ting “Dat home along wid you you bring? “You never did for fader pray, “Before you left and went away.” "That's very true,” said Chim to Chack, “But I must pray now I am back. “When I left home, I was quite blind, “But now I feel a change of mind.
And you, dear Chack, will find a friend, “If you, like me, on Christ depend. "His language is : 'Poor sinner, come, "I paid for you the ransom sum; “Only believe, and trust in me, "And
shall my salvation sée.' “These are His words, dear Chack, to you; “O let His love your heart subdue, “And fly to Him with rapid haste, “And all His love and mercy taste. “0 (hack! do not His grace refuse, “Do not His precious love abuse. "You may have mercy, if you ask; “O think not that a grievous task. “O come to Christ, and come just now, “In earnest prayer before Him bow."
Chack heard it all, and really felt
Chim quickly bow'd at this request,
back, "I see you really spoil poor Chack: “I tink it werry, werry strange, “De old religion dus to change.” To both he spoke exceeding gruff, And vow'd he'd use them very rough.
And then he shouted, with a bounce, “You shall dese tings at once renounce." “Moder,” said he, “to-morrow night,
"You go and put dese people right, “Dey will de werry world corrupt;'
And then he turned away abrupt.
to tell, Dame started off to scold them well; She reached the chapel, enter'd in, And thought she soon would make a din; But one thing did her thoughts arrest, One man stood up above the rest. She was surpris'd to hear him preach, She listen'd to his earnest speech, And felt her heart melt like the wax, And felt that all he said were facts. “Do not,” said he, “to merit cringe, “Your help on that can never hinge; “O never trust in moral deeds, “They are at best but faulty weeds ; “ But look to Christ, for He is near, “To s'ive the humble and sincere. “So wonderful His saving plan, “HIP oilers life to every man; “And all may now quite harry be, “Who will to this dear Saviour flee." With joyful heart the time she spent,
And then to Sambo back she went. “Well Dame," said he, “what bin about ? “I hope you paid 'em all well out.”
() man!” said she, “don't say one word, " They are the people of the Lord; “If any men on earth are right, “They are the men I've seen to night.” “Vat mean by dat ?” he cried alond; “Dat chapel shall be overtrowed. "Dey run away with Chim and tuder, “And now they run away wid mother.” He stamp'd his foot with awful frown, And vow'd he'd pull the chapel down. Next night he went in angry
mood, Resolved to use them very rude. As he drew nigh a voice he heard, And stop'd to listen to the word. It was the voice of one in prayer, Who said, “Dear Lord, my father spare; “I feel his soul is dark and blind, “O let thy truth affect his mind. "O God, thy grace to him impart, “And change and sanctify his heart; “A sense of sin in him implant, “And make him for thy mercy pant. “O save him, Lord, this very night, “Convert his soul, and make him right. “My brother thou hast saved and bless’d,
And mother's mind thou hast impress’d: “My father, save, Lord, save him now, “Teach him before thy throne to bow. “May he, through grace, obtain thy love, “And reign with thee in heaven above." A friend saw Sambo list'ning stand, And kindly took him by the hand. Good Sir," said he,“ do just walk in, “And seek the pardon of your sin.” “O no," said he, me no go dere; “But who dat young man dere in prayer, Dat
prays for fader so quite sad? “ His fader must be wery bad; “His fader wicked man, I tink, “And wery near to ruin's brink.” “What,” said the friend, “not know his
voice? “ It ought to make your heart rejoice; “That is your son, nor will he cease, "Till you are saved, and bless’d with
peace.” Poor Sambo felt an inward smart, Enough to break the hardest heart; Sin pierced him to the very quick, And troubles came upon him thick. He went down home with weeping eyes; His wife perceived his groans and sighs. “Sambo,” said she “will you have tea?” “No," he replied, “no tea for me! “Then have some coffee made quite good.” “No, want no coffee, want no food !” "Well, would you like to go to bed ?" “No, want no bed,” poor Sambo said. “O no; it is dis wicked heart “ Dat makes me feel dis inward smart. “ Tell Chim wid me to come and pray “ To God to take dis load away.”
Chim heard of this and soon was there,
Reprinteri, hy permission, from a little book, which
may be had of Mr. W. Yapp, 70, Welbeck Street,
The grace which fits the soul for heaven,
With them a mighty fuss he made,
The father look'd like one amazed,
And he in anger shook his head.
say, “Dat neber do for me, no way: “Me no hab dat, me never will, “We hold de old religion still. "My fader, and his fader too, “Held old religion, so shall you ; “So Chim, be off, and get to bed, “And put such tings out o' your head;
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