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rough men gathered around. She our substance into God's treasury touched the keys and began to sing, for the spiritual purposes with the AT one of the villages on our "What a Friend we have in Jesus." prodigal liberality that charactercoast there are a good many rough | Before she had finished, tears were izes men in their worldly plans, the fishermen. There are a good num- in eyes unaccustomed to weep. In heralds of the cross would soon overber of churches and ministers there, a little while she had a church, and run the entire globe. The greatest of and they have tried to do some had need for a minister, and they all crosses are the spiritual, yet we thing for these men in their way; are doing great things there that have only made a very slender but finding they could not, they never would have been done but for draft upon them. What if we have given it up. The Church that pale woman."--Dr. Bates, in should ask of God up to the full said: "We have rung our bell, en- "Service for Jesus." measure of His will, and then go gaged our quartette choir, and if forward with all this endowment of do not come, we cannot help divine power? you it."
THE population of the United States in 1886 was estimated at 60,There is no command for the 000,000, and the total number of people to go and get the Gospel; ordained Protestant ministers to the command is to carry the Gospel that population was 79,032, or in to the people—“ Go ye into all the round numbers one Minister to world," that means everywhere. every 800 people. The Foreign
A MISSIONARY spirit! What is this but a Christ-spirit-the pure flame of His love to souls burning brightly enough in our hearts to make us willing first, then longing, to go anywhere and to suffer any the lost on the distant mountains and trackless deserts of the whole earth.
Miss Phelps was given up to die. Mission field includes so many privations in order to seek and find
but her physicians said, "If you go souls that the figures daze us. Look at to such a village on our coast, perthem-1,181,000,000! haps the sea air may prolong your Among this vast multitude there are life; but it is an awfully wicked 2,975 ordained missionaries, the A SOUL drawn so near to His soul place." That pale woman arrived contributions of all the Protestant there, and took a room. She slept Missionary Societies in Christen- that if pours itself out on the altar but little the first night, and toward dom. In other words, one mis- of sacrifice, because it cannot help morning was sleeping quietly, with [sionary to every 400,000 people. it. A will so united to His that the her windows open for sea air, when The total number of Christian moment it hears those divine acshe was awakened by the rough workers of all kinds in the United cents, "Father, I will that they also swearing of men under her win- States, embracing ordained minis- be with Me where I am," immedidow. She could not bear it, and, ters, lay preachers, women workers, ately responds, "Here am I, send hastily dressing, went down to the and Sunday-school officers and me," and has no higher joy, no door, and said, "O men, I am a teachers, is 1,333,134, or one in deeper content, no stronger aim, poor, sick, dying woman. I have every 44 of the population. The than to "go" at His bidding. come from the hills to prolong my total number of all authorized PASTOR HARMS, instead of getting life, but you are going to drive me workers in the foreign field, wheth- men from the learned universities, away." er foreign or native, is 37,837, or urged upon his own people-farmOne wicked man said, "Who is one to each 31,213 persons. ers, artisans, and mechanics-the going to drive you away, you pale have one Protestant Christian in duty of carrying the Gospel to Afthe United States to 4 2-10 persons, rica. A ship was built for the or nearly one in five, but in the purpose, and the first band of misforeign field we have but one in sionaries reached Zululand in 1854. The man trembled and said, "I 1,712 persons. See what a vast During the following seventeen will knock down the man that force it takes to keep this nation years Pastor Harms' parish in one Hanover enjoyed swears. Nobody shall swear while Christian, and then shall we won-rupted revival, in which 10,000 you are here." A man came along der that we accomplish so little souls were hopefully converted. swearing. Said he, "You stop abroad? If with this vast army at that; there is an angel here." In a few days she took a little cabinet organ, hired a hall, opened the doors and windows, and the
"You are; you have been swearing about my Saviour."
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The Peace of God.
make our whole nervous system them in their universal relations,
When I think what a troubled morbid-at any rate, super-excit- how we smile! And yet we come time it was in Judea and Galilee able. a super-excitable back again to the world, and do the during our Lord's ministry; when I people; and we go into everything same thing right over. We keep think how over the land of Pales- with such intensity, we give our running the same round. tine had rolled one invasion after affairs such momentum, we center If I could stay where I someanother; when I think how the ourselves on the results which we times get, what a capital fellow I people had been oppressed and tor- are to attain with such eagerness, should be! I get up where these mented; how, under the rule of that when they fail or delay they little wrinkles in affairs, these conthe Roman governors, they were pluck us up, so to say, by the cussions and disturbances, seem taxed and fleeced; how, oftentimes, roots. small; and the great sense of divine
breaking out into insurrections, The consequence is that we lack love and divine brotherhood, and they were repressed with hideous serenity, we lack peacefulness, we the common pilgrimage of hope slaughter, carrying confusion and lack that undisturbed rest which and promise that are "yea and loss into every single household-surely belongs to the development amen" in Jesus Christ and the when I think of all these things, I of Christian character. We need Holy Ghost for the sanctification am fervently impressed with a sin- it more than any other people of men's hearts--these things seem gle feature of the ministry of our in the world, and we have less of large-more than hemisphericalLord, namely, that everywhere He it, from a variety of considerations. spherical and universal. And while went it was "Do not be anxious," Aggression, enterprise, working, I am in that mood, I seem to my"Do not be excited," "Be at venturing-we are full of every- self to be like a racketing fool, peace;""Come to me, and I will thing of that nature; it is easy to when I remember what disturbgive you rest;" and, even at the rouse us up to activity; but when ances I have allowed myself to feel last, when the shadow of his own it comes to the power of patience, in the lower moods; and then I say great and bitter suffering hung over when it comes to the power of kind to myself, "I will now make three Him, "Peace I give you-my and gentle endurance, when it tabernacles, or one anyhow, and peace;" and among the very first comes to that serenity which dimin- stay up there," but I do not. It is dimin-stay words he uttered when he came ishes the things of this life, when hardly an hour before I find myself again after the resurrection, "Peace it comes to that elevation of soul at the foot of the mountain, where which they have who are lifted by the devil is tormenting some poor to you;" and all the way through, if you will group together divine inspiration into the conscious soul, and I become interested, and the points in his ministry, you will presence of God, so that they are pitch in, and it is as though there be struck, I think, with this, that able to minify physical things and had not been a Christ, or a revelain the midst of the whirl and anx-magnify the things of the spirit, tion, or a transfiguration, or anyiety as to what was to happen, in and tread the world underfoot-thing else. spite of all the fretting cares which when it comes to these things, our belonged to his daily domestic life, Christian character is signally defi
he steadily breathed serenity, sweetness, hope, joy, peace.
What a poor fool I am, and how unfit I am to inspire you or anybody else under such circumstances! Oh, how much larger is the universe than any such little punctuation point in God's literature as this world makes! The earth is not a full stop; it is not even a comma; and what nonsense it is for us to fritter away our time on these minims and infinitesimals!
And so we find, from day to day, Now, in this particular, I feel that that we put a great deal too much our Christian character is signally emphasis on little things. If, in a deficient, and that the American year from now, we mention to peonational character makes our Amer-ple things that to-day blaze and ican Christian people very faulty. burn in their zeal, and that they We are an excessively nervous think are everything, they will say, people. We live in a very stimu- "O yes, I remember, but I had lating atmosphere. Our political quite forgotten." Things that to- Why, we are the sons of God. affairs are stirring us up perpetu- day set us all on fire-if we wait a We are the noblest creatures of the ally. Our commercial affairs are month or six weeks, and then think universe. We are men expectant driving us forward. The habits of of them, or if we play ourselves of crowns. our social intercourse are keyed out of the reach of earthly disturb Where are very high. Everything tends to ances, and sit alone and think of feelings?
Where is our nobility? our larger and nobler Where are our magna
just because we talk a good deal about him? If we are Christ's, it
nimities? How are we followers We have put our treasure where tion of his own presence in proviof Christ? Are we his followers moth and rust do not corrupt, and dence, and by the direct and immewhere thieves do not break through diate consolations of the Holy nor steal. We have not lost any- Ghost, the things that annoy us is because the spirit of Christ is in thing that heaven has got. We are here. By the divine influence may He is the very God of peace, enriched. We are stronger than we rise so high that we shall not and courage, and hope, and content-we were before. We have seen one hear the noises of the world, nor be ment, and sweetness, and divine more victorious passage through disturbed by its wants, nor weighed love; and by what title are we his life; one more ascension; one more opening of the gate of heaven toward this church; and the ingoing of one who has been trained here among the "spirits of just men made perfect."
Well, that is good talk; but if to-morrow God should take away one of my children, how it would upset me! I should know that it had gone to the "rest that remaineth for the people of God;" and yet, after all this talk, if it should please God to come into my family and strike down one that I loved, it would bankrupt me. I should fight hard to keep that loved one here.
Why, the sweetness of one child gone home, it seems to me, ought to overhang this church with such light and gladness, and with such gratitude to God, that we should wipe the tears from our eyes, and rise above our lower feelings.
down by its calamities, but abide
Each care, each ill of mortal birth,
And every pang that wrings the breast,
Sorrow Not an Accident. Sorrow is not an accident, occurring now and then; it is the very woof which is woven into the warp of life. God has created the nerves and before a man dies almost every to agonize and the heart to bleed, nerve has thrilled with pain and every affection has been wounded. The account of our life which represents it as probation is inadequate ; so is that which regards it chiefly as a system of rewards and punishments. The truest account of this
Why, every time trouble comes God is wondrously blessing us. into the families of my congrega- He is deepening the spiritual life tion, think you I do not feel it? of many. He is bringing joy to There is not a bell that tolls for many. To many, also, he is bringTo many, also, he is bring any dear child of yours, or of any- ing sorrow. body's, that it does not strike me I hail and congratulate the dein the very heart. I always have parted ones; and, oh, that I could this sinking feeling for the moment. send peace to the hearts that mourn I have thought of things for you to fathers and mothers that have that you do not know now, and lost children; to husbands and wives that you will not know till the that have lost their inseparable partJudgment Day. I live in you and ners; to those who leaned on friends, mysterious existence seems to be for you, as a part of Christ's great and to whom it seems as though that it is intended for the developkingdom. But I confess my weak- friendship had burned to the socket; ment of the soul's life, for which ness, and acknowledge that when to all those who feel the cares and sorrow is indispensable. sorrow comes to me I am as foolish disturbances of life. Oh, that I Every son of man who would as you are when sorrow comes to could bring Christ to you! Oh, attain the true end of his being When I see the sorrow, it that I could be to you as One was must be baptized with fire. It is looks to me as does the little cloud to the disciples of old when he said the law of our humanity, as that of which covers the acre where I live, to them, "Peace be unto you-my Christ, that we must be perfect and which seems to wrap the whole peace." And the Apostle-that through suffering. And he who globe. When one brother leaves fiery, nervous, mercurial Paul, who has not discerned the divine sacredthe church and goes up on high, was so sensitive that a leaf could the first feeling is, "Well, the not quiver without making him meaning which is concealed in pain, ness of sorrow, and the profound church has lost a member." What! shiver, in the moral kingdom-how has yet to learn what life is. The to have one of the brethren of this thoughtful he was of others? How church exalted to the grandeur of he breathed forth messages not only the highest life, alone interprets it. cross, manifested as the necessity of the other state, and lifted above of peace, but of aspiration! -F W. Robertson. care and trouble and sorrow-do
you call that losing a member out of the church? We have invested.
May God keep us in his peace, and sanctify to us, by the revelation of the world above, by the revela
Passionate persons are like men who stand on their heads; they see all things the wrong way.-Plato.