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is possible, church bells are to. be rung; but it is never quite clear whether the ringing of the bells is to call people to the house of God in humility arid praise, or simply to increase the general bedlam of jubi- *lation. If God in His mercy grants any measure of peace to this warring, sin- scarred earth, men ought to praise Him from hearts that are rid of con­ ceit and rebellion against Him. But will they? Probably the next few weeks or months will bring the an­ swer. Need we wait for that answer to be given? • Guidance A. B. Simpson used to say-that there are three kinds of guidance described in Psalm 32:8: “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” ; The first is the guidance Which comes from instruction, teaching, and practical wisdom through the exer­ cise of our own sanctified judgment. The second is a more direct and immediate suggestion from the Lord through the intuitions given us by the Holy Ghost. The Master has a glance which the servant should al­ ways be able to comprehend instinct­ ively. The third is the guidance of the bit and bridle, which is the only thing that the mule or the willful Christian understands. We have our choice of which kind of guidance we will have. To Supply a Great Need The manpower shortage is not lim­ ited to secular vocations. This fact is pointed out by George M. Cowan, representative of the “Wycliffe Bible Translators: My heart'is stirred these days when I hear of mission boards 4vith money to -send out fifteen, twenty, yes, twenty-five mission­ aries, but they don't have the can­ didates to send. Can this be com­ pletely explained by the war emergency and its taking of mul­ titudes of young people? Perhaps so. I hope it is not indifference or lethargy that keeps young people

Planning for Peace What a man plans to do is as truly indicative of his character as are his actual accomplishments. Here is an individual who yearns for an education. He maps out a course of study and works hard' to complete it. Whether or not he ever achieves prominence, he wins for himself the appellation of a student: all because of the direction he has set for his life. Here is another person who de­ clares he will be a Christian “some­ time”—when youth is past, and wealth is gained, and a sure entrance into heaven is the most desirable thing in the world. You label that man a dangerous procrastinator; your appraisal }s based, and properly, on what he says he wants to do. At the present time, America is planning: she is planning for peace. Newspapers and radio comments are full of suggestions for V-Day. Perhaps before the ink on this article is dry, the cessation of warfare in Europe will have come, and the plans of the nation to celebrate the event will have gone into effect. Whether or not the celebration is carried out as it has been indicated is unimportant. America has “purposed in . . . heart” to do certain things, Therein is the significance. It would appear that as a whole, the nation has decided that to get drunk is the best wajT to rejoice over victory. Not a few communities are exercised over the situation that is likely to take place, and have re­ quired th a t. liquor stores be closed on V-Day. The order is highly desir­ able, and we trust it may go into ef­ fect. But what about the heart of a people that can petition Almighty God for victory in battle, and then— as a supposed evidence of thanksgiv­ ing—insult Him by debauchery that He hates? America is planning to rejoice, and this is right. But one hears far more abovlt what we have done in winning the war, than about what God has done for us. One large department store has issued this instruction to its. employees: “If you are waiting on a customer when the news of victory comes, finish the transaction, if you- can, and then get out and celebrate to your heart’s content over the vic­ tory we have won.” It is true that orders have been given that, in communities where it

FELLOWSHIP By William M. Runyan Could- we know each other's heart. Could we know each other's care. Could we know how others wrestle In an agony of prayer; . Could' we know how' brave hearts carry Heavy loads, despite the smile. We would love each other better As we walk life's weary mile. If our fellowship is waning, If( we easily forget. If our neighbor has a sorrow. Or with care is sore beset. Let him know he has a neigh­ bor Who is faithful, kind, and true. And you'll see how quickly, kindly. He'll respond to "Christ in you."

from responding to the Lord’s Great Commission. As an antidote for this cdndition it is heartening to know that this fall a larger number of young men and women applied foT entrance to the Bible Institute of Los Angeles than In any previous year. Over 650 applications were received; and it was necessary to request many of the young people to postpone their entrance, since sufficient dormitory space was not available. On the opening day of* the fall se­ mester, September 7, the auditorium of the Church of the Open Door (whose facilities the Institute shares) was crowded with eager youth, en­ rolled in three- and four-year cours­ es In Theology, Christian Education, Music, and General studies. How many of them, in the plan of God, will find their places ultimately on foreign fields as missionary witness­ es, only He knows. But many of them will— for the Institute’s e m p h a s i s upon the unfinished task of world evangelism is the keynote of its min­ istry. • ■• hw M


Robert Phillips

Ten Times Over Berlin

By TECH. SERG. ROBERT PHILLIPS ' V as told to Anne Hazelton

I T WAS just before dawn when the pilot lifted our big Flying Fort­ ress and we came out among broken clouds. 'W e were climbing steadily, heading for the North Sea where our fighter escort joined us. It was cold in the radio room as we gained altitude, but the cold weight in my stomach was not the result of atmospheric conditions. It was part of the indescribable tenseness that is felt at the beginning of-a combat mis­ sion—the watchful waiting as the for­ mation speeds toward the target in enemy'territory. But I had found that a quick word heavenward stilled me and I longed now, as I had many times, that the other members of the crew might know the source of quiet­ ness found in the Lord Jesus Christ, as I did. We were getting close to the outly­ ing defenses, when "flak”—anti-air­ craft shells—began to break" around us. They looked harmless enough: soft white puffs. But we knew how very deadly those jagged pieces of spinning metal were. Then the city was below us, standing out like a bas-felief; and our ship, following the others, turned and settled on our bombing run, the most dangerous part of a daylight raid. There was no dogging now, just a straight course over the target, while the bombardier prepared to re­ lease our bombs. The rest of us were at our guns, firing at any enemy fight­ er who broke through our escort a*I

came within1range. Around us darted oUr* own fighters. The ground bar­ rage had grown to a furious assault. The tension in the plane heightened. “Bombs Away” was the signal for. "the plane to turn sharply and start an «evasive flight homeward. A mo­ ment later’and the bombardier’s voice told us ihe target had been hit and the mission was complete. * Suddenly a chunk of flak whammed through the side of the plane, passed through the oxygen regulator, my ra­ dio log, the table, and cut neatly through my trouser leg. I looked at the piece of jagged metal and real­ ized' that but for the Lord’s goodness it might have made a bad wound in my leg. Planes were now coming in like hornets and we were being swept with flak. . There was a thud that turned my stomach and- the ship swerved sharply to the right. An engine was gone. Before long we began to drop behind. Another engine had been hit. With two motors feathered, we were losing -altitude rapidly. A crippled plane was easy game- for the Nazi fighters. But our own fighters kept them off. Then began, for the pilot, the long struggle to keep the plane up and" get it back to bur base. *I had been pray­ ing all the time. I thought now of the crew. Those moments over Ber­ lin had been full • of . heart-in-the- mouth tension. If it had been that for me, what had it been for the others? I

had my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ to uphold me. They had nothing but their own courage. - Our B-17 limped on westward through the Berlin outer defenses. We had lost our formation. With each mile we fell a little lower. Inside the plane there was only the roar of the engines. Often, returning from a raid and . when we had reached friendly territory, those of the crew who could ’leave their gun positions would gather in the radio room to relax. With the flute that Mom and Dad had sent me for my birthday, I would play some of the hymns I loved. Soon the fellows would be singing them. _ “Abide with Me” was their favorite. An hour went by, then another, and our two engines were still running. But it looked as though it would be a crash landing in the cold waters of the North Sea for us. I was pound­ ing out SOS’s,- Then, somehow, we ¡were across. The tired engines rose to the occasion and gave us enough altitude to barely clear the coast of England. I’ll never forget the be.auty of the green fields of England as we came down for a landing; On the ground again, we stood about for a moment checking up on each other before going to headquarters to •report and get something to eat. None of the crew had been hurt. It seemed impossible that we had come through without injury and had even brought the plane back so that, with some re­ pairs, it would fly again.


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ability or courage? Had they found out they could not even trust in their plane, no matter how gallant? I did not know—but I prayed it might be so. , At first, I had to get the crew out of bed each Sunday morning to go to church. But after our close call in •the Berlin raid, it was thby. who got, me out of bed! I did not know at first just how real their experience with Christ had been. They were all hesitant in expressing themselves,. But the whole crew seemed eager to give credit to the Lord for His care over us. And I was; to learn more of their simple faith in taking God at -»His Word. Our crew became almost a legend to the others and one after another of the bombing crews would ask: “How do you explain ^our getting through all the time?” “It is tlfe Lord bringing us through,” various members of our crew would answer. [Continued on Page 348j

al problems and I prayed for them— not as a bunch—but for each fellow. The first indication to cheer me^ came after we reached England. A Flying Fortress had been shot down in a recent raid and the plane as­ signed to us was to replace it. The lost plane had been named “Hell’s Angels, II” and, as was the -custom, our plane was to have been “Hell’s Angels, III.” To my surprise, the crew objected. “You can’t mix Hell and Divinity,” one of them said. And the name was changed!. The next encouragement came with their willingness to go to church with me. One of the privileges I had en­ joyed in England was the opportunity to visit some of the churches and hear men of God give out the Word. Our own chaplain was good, too. After a few raids, the meik of our crew agreed to go to church with me. Were they beginning to realize that they could no longer trust in their own

Grins of joy spread over the tired faces of the crew. But my joy was not .alone, in the fact that we had suc­ cessfully and safely accomplished a dangerous mission, a task for which we had been trained for many' long months. It came instead from: the words of the waist-gunner who turned to me and said, a bit embarrassed: “Say, you know I thought it was all up with us there for a time. Then the strang­ est thing happened. I suddenly thought of the Twenty-third JJsalm. j couldn’t remember , it all, but these words began to go through my mind, over and over: 'Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear'no evil: for thou art with me.’’’ “It was that song we sang so much that helped me,” the top-turret gunner put in. “Those words, ‘Abide with Me,’ rang in ¿my ears all the way back, and I guess I made them a kind of prayer. And He did abide, all right.” The soft green of the English coun­ tryside seemed to fade from view, and in my thoughts I was once more on a dusty training field in Texas, meeting the group of men—all Of us strangers to each other—the crew that was to train together and fight together from a B-17.- I was twenty, the youngest of that group. And, I soon learned, I was the only one who had made a definite transaction with the Lord Jesus Christ. When the Lord had accepted me that night in the congregation of the Vermont Avenue Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, I had promised to serve Him wherever H§ led. But it was erne thing to be active for Christ ,in Ihy home church, surrounded by those who. loved the Lord. This army life was something different. It had always been hard for me to speak to people. Could my witness count here? I looked about me at the men. None of them showed any evidence of hav­ ing met thè Lord. They were a: fine, hard-hitting bunch of fellows, but with little thought of spiritual things. And then there came to my .mind a thought from a devotional book I had been reading: “Ye shall receive only , what your faith expects.’’ Then and there I claimed the men for the Lord. I had tried to approach the fellows 'in those first days of training. But, ¡almost as one, their reply was: “It’s O.K. for you, Phil, but not for me. I get along all right.” \ One of the fellows admitted to me that his father was a Christian and was praying for him. But he had never felt his own need. He did consent to have prayer with me, but he did not make a definite stand. There didn’t seem to be much hope in talking to the fellows. I realized I must live Christ, and by prayer commit eachjone to Him. I soon learned ’their individu-

The Lord brought us through.




Do You Memorize— O r Do You By IONE LOWMAN*


W E SAY, in effect, “Thy Word h a v e I hid in my head; that is, I have memorized the words.” The Bible says, “Thy Word have I hifl in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Psa. 119:11). 3 What is the relation of memorizing to learning? A study of the word “heart” as used in Scripture reveals the fact that this word stands for the inner con­ sciousness which we usually designate as the self, the ego, or as Leander S. Keyset speaks of it, the “Ihood." Heart also is used for the entire personality. Memory is a function of mentality. Mind and heart are not synonymous in Scripture because the smaller, while Included in the larger, is not one with it. We have not hid the Word in the heart until it has become a part of our experience of spiritual truth. When it has become a vital, practical tool in the whole conscious life, then, and then only, we have learned the Word. Remembering and Meditating What can we say about memory? We know that it begins to function almost as soon as a child is bom. Habit results from the remembrance of experiences—experiences so often repeated as to eliminate necessity for conscious guidance. Memory as used commonly does not include thinking, understanding, reasoning. Rote memory, as it is called to distinguish this phase or type from logical or reasoned memory, consists of the repetition of words in sequence until the ex­ perience has had sufficient repetition to reproduce without conscious direc­ tion. * Member of the Faculty, Bible Institute of Los Angeles, and Institute Librarian. The sub - Jcct ^ introduced by this article may be viewed from many angles; THE KING’S BUSINESS will welcome discussion of the matter.

memory, are few. Therefore, most Bible verses are non-understandable and the child doesn’t try to remember the words. He is too busy remember­ ing things and names of things. . It is a mistake to ask children to memorize that which is beyond their understanding, spiritually. But the Beginner remembers s t o r i e s and pictures and, when properly «taught, learns the teaching of the Word in relation-to his own behavior. Because he cannot repeat given words in sequence does not mean he has a poor memory. It means he is using his memory for that which he under­ stands, the love of God as Father and his own relationship to Him as His child. The Primary child gives more at­ tention to words and their meanings, because the increase in number of percepts of things is less rapid (the child is by this time acquainted with his environment). Increase in con­ cepts means increase in association of ideas and greater ease in linking words together. (Almost all Sunday school teachers judge memory by ability to remember Bible verses.) Often the child most able in rote memory is poorest in logical memory and therefore seems to be gaining knowledge which he is really missing. The child who is beginning to use logical memory may not be able to recite Bible verses, and yet may be" storing away an understanding of Scripture which is much more valu­ able than the mere repetition of words. Is It the Golden Age? The Junior group has discovered a growing ability for “memorizing without learning.” Juniors like to “show off” knowledge. Ability to re­ peat, verses verbatim is erroneously [Continued on Page 350]

This kind of memorizing is of little -value in the use of Scripture, or any­ thing else, unless it has been preced­ ed by logical memorizing. The beginning of hiding the Word in the heart is meditation thereon. By this we mean the study of a given passage to note its relation to the individual need and to the in­ dividual call from God, that there may be application to the individual life. Logical memory uses the associa­ tion of ideas by means of this analysis of the teachings, the rela­ tions of words, phrases, clauses, the position of the chosen passage in connection With its context, and its application to present living. Logical memory holds the meaning of the Word so that the individual may make personal application of the truth. This application, by its repeti­ tion in the words of Scripture, fixes the words in sequence; and lo, the passage may be repeated without recourse to the printed page! Thus the passage learned has been almost automatically memorized. Your Age and Your Memory As we consider the various age groups in relation to memory and Bible study, we find some ideas challenging our thinking. The usual age groups are: Beginner (3-5 years), Primary (6-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14), Senior High, College age, and the Adult. What is the Beginner’s ability in memorizing or in learning the Word? The Beginner does not have a poor memory; his experiences add more new images in point of numbers than at any other period in his life, and these new images are retained by memory. The Beginner’s vocabulary is limit­ ed. His percepts, the raw material of


October, 1944 J OHN THE BAPTIST was preach­ sent priests and Levites to ask, “Who are you?” That was a great opportu­ nity for John to get into the lime­ light, but he was only "the friend of the bridegroom,” and he was not out to “steal the show.” Jesus had come, and John must decrease that He might increase, so the rugged preacher simply said, “There standeth one among you, whom ye know not.” Little did those Jews realize that there stood among them the fulfill­ ment of prophecy, the long-looked-for Messiah, the Christ of God. “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.” After all their yearning and longing, they knew Him not when He came. Today, the Jewish nation, for ail its wealth and learning and ability and religion, is in the same plight. There stands One among them whom they know not. As He lamented over Jerusalem, '‘But ye would not,” so today He stands unrecognized among His own people, upon whom blindness in part has fallen until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. But one day they will look upon Him and receive Him and all Israel shall be saved. » Unknown to the World Jews are not the only ones to whom He is an Unknown Christ. If I could speak to all the world at once, I know of no better way to be­ gin than with our text: “There standeth one among you whom ye know not.” What a wretched world today, torn with trouble, reeking in sin, dark with sorrow, soaked in blood and tears, and all because Christ is unknown! For He is the Answer to every problem. There is not a sin He cannot forgive, not a disease He can­ not heal, not a trouble He cannot relieve, not a .sorrow He cannot re­ move. But men will not come to Him that they might ..have life. The Light has come, but men love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil. The councils of this earth give Him no place, at. the table, the rulers of this, earth pay no attention to the only King who one day will rule it all. After centuries of preaching, only a portion of this world knows about Him at all; and of that portion, only a fraction know Him as a Sav­ iour. The saddest fact in all the earth is the Unknown Christ: “There stand­ eth one among you whom ye know not.” Narrow it down to your town and still it is true. Did you ever look over a city and wonder how. many people knew Christ, until you could almost see Him standing in the midst of its

“ Thçre standeth one among you. whom ye know not”—-John 1:26.

ing in the wilderness and multi­ tudes were turning out to hear this picturesque prophet. .The Jews

The Unknown Christ


stores and factories and schools and churches and homes, grieved for the hardness of their hearts? Oh, I know we honor Him at Christmas and East­ er, but.He is usually hard to find in thè celebration. For all Our holly and mistletoe, ganta Claus and presents and'anthems and cairóls and lilies and corsages and riéW spring clothes .and cantatas, there stands among us One whom we know riot.' The first Christ­ mas Gift is forgotten in new Christ­ mas gifts, "arid at Easter, so far as a great many of us are concerned, Christ is, still ili the grave. We eulogize Him with pageantry and parade/ but how often the Unknown Christ must walk among,.}t. >11 .saying, “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; blit their heart is far from me.” Unknown in thè Church The tragedy of our church life is the Unknown Christ. He is unknown to thousands of i n e m b e r s who have joined the church but do not know Christ, and now they are the most dif­ ficult of all people to reach because they hide in a church. Hundreds of people could be led to Christ if only they were riot church members! And He is an Unknown Christ in many ways ta Christians. They know Him as Saviour, but on so many points they live their own lives and know nothing of His power to keep, to guide, to empower, to give joy and peace and victory. I go into churches where there •is division and discord. The members do not like the preacher, and there .is a fuss, i n ,the -choir, and the Sunday school is torn up, and the deacons are loggerheading—and the whole trouble is their poor knowledge of Christ. And they never will get together until they unite around Him. I doubt whether any church trouble can be unraveled by trying to take it to pieces arid put it back together, for there are always more pieces than you ever suspected,



and you always have some that won’t fit anywhere. The, only way out is a good old revival, and a revival simply means getting acquainted with Christ in a new way. A real revival- ends with everybody loving Christ and therefore loving each other. Unknown by the .Christian I find a lot of Christians these days, sound» fundamental Christians who sit in meetings and are dull and dis­ illusioned with a sort of glaze over their eyes. I know how they got that way. They ran after some preacher and he fooled them, and now they are fed up and cynical. Or, they followed some movement that went to pieces, or chased some experience, òr went to, seed on some doctriné, and nbw they sit in the seat of trie scornful or at best .they are lukewarm and nothing stirs them any more. If they had been occupied with Christ, they never would have gotten into such a state as that. He never leaves a bad taste, He never lets us down, He never leaves us in the lurch. Looking at each other is disappointing business, and following pet preachers always ends in bitter­ ness, for the “idol’s” feet turn out to be very poor clay. People who are taken up with know­ ing Christ better and making Him known stay sweet and fresh and hope­ ful. They do not expect too much of people, and therefore they are never seriously disappointed. They always expect great things of God, and again they are never disappointed. The' se­ cret of so much of our bitterness is that we know ourselves and others better than we know Him. The Unknown Christ explains pur disunity today as Christians. There- are always movements afoot to get the saints together, but not around Him. I doubt whether we shall ever get , the Christians organized very closely, for i do not think God is in­ terested in that., There are a great many leaders trying it, but they get a crowd around themselves and soon they fall apart again. Unanimity we will never have; unification is man­ made and that we do not want; we need to practice instead thè unity we already have in Christ. There are too many who want to head- a movement, and not enough like John the Baptist who are willing to be only the friend of the bridegroom. When people real­ ly are occupied with knowing Christ and making Him known, there is no time for chasing around after Paul, Cephas, and Apollos. And here is the secret of effective preaching: aim at getting people to know Christ, You are always on safe ground bragging about Him. You never lie awake nights regretting ser- \jContfhued on Page 351]

Dr. Talbot's Question Box

Questions for onswer in this depart­ ment should be sent to the Editorial Department, THE .KING'S BUSINESS, 558 So. Hope St., Los Angeles 13, Calif. QUE.: What is meant by the term, “Jewish blood” ? Was there any in Jesus’ veins? A great deal of scientific research has resulted in the establishment of the fact that no person is born with either the blood of his father or his .mother in his veins—every child in his prenatal state generates his own blood. In the true sense of the word, then, Christ did not have Jewish blood. Let it be remembered that the blood of Christ was different from any other blood from three standpoints: unique conception, unique personality; and unique efficacy,to atone for sin on Calvary’s cross. However, from the standpoint of generation, Christ descended from the Jewish line: from the seed of Abra­ ham (of. Matt. 1:2; Heb. 2:16), from .the line of David (cf. Zech. 23:5; Lk. 3:31; Rom. 1:3), and from the tribe of Judah (cf. Lk. 3:30; Rev. 5:5). We note also that when our Lord met the woman of Samaria she called Him a Jew, a fact which He accepted (cf. John 4:5-9). QUE.: What is the difference between premillenarianism a n d postmillenarianism ? Both qf these terins have to do with the return of our Lord Jesus, Christ, and His reign of, a thousand years on the earth. The premillennial view is the belief that the Rapture, the catching up of the believers to meet the Lord in the air (cf. 1 Thess. 4:16-18), will be fol­ lowed by the period of the Great Trib­ ulation—the time when the Antichrist will reign, the Beast and the Raise Prophet will be revealed, and there Will be great suffering.and sin upon the earth, (cf. Rev. £-13). .After this, Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit' (cf. Rev. 20:1-3), and the literal, physical, personal coming of the Lord and the establishment of His kingdom upon the earth for a thousand years will take place. This period will be the Millennium. The following are a few of the- many references to His reign, and its attendant characteris­ tics: Isaiah 2:4; 11:1-12:6; 40:9-11; Zechariah 14:4, 5, 9; Matthew 16:27; 2 Thessalonians 2:2.4, 8; Revelation 1:7; 20:4-6.

In opposition to this belief is the one known as the postmillennial view. The adherents to, ; this position be­ lieve that trie conditions- in the world will improve, that there will be world­ wide conversion, and that Christ will reign in a “spiritual” sense in the hearts of all men for a thousand years —the Millennium; after which Christ’s literal, personal coming to earth will take place. QUE.: My complaint to my church about the column, “The Film Finder,” appearing in our Sunday school paper, has met with hitter criticism on the basis that the column is meant to “guide the readers in their-choice of the right movies.” Is my attitude against this Scripturally correct?’’ The magazine, or paper, of any or­ ganization is representative of the Standards, attitudes, and teachings of that association. If the paper of your church carries a recommendation of tlie so-called “better type” movies, that is indicative of the fact that it places its stamp of approval upon such a form of entertainment. While this is not meant to be a criticism of the movies, trie inception and standards of that organization seem to us to be so directly contra­ dictory to .those of God’s action and will-regarding His church, that a har­ mony of the two is impossible. A consideration of some of the truths pertaining to the church may be helpful in realizing this difference: It is made up of redeemed ones, pur­ chased with the blood of Christ who is its divine Head (Acts 20:28; Eph. 4:15); it is the workmanship of God, and created unto good works (cf. Eph. 2:10); it is thé habitation of ,the Holy Spirit (cf. Eph. 2:20-22); it has been divinely commissioned, divinely im- powered, and it has a divine hope (cf. Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 1:8; Phil. 4:5)- In view of these facts, the'col- umns of church literature should be filled with that which would prove useful in- the edification and spirit­ ual development of the members of Christ’s body. Notice the teaching of Ephesians 4:13: '-‘Till we all come in the unity of faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, junto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the ful> ness of Christ.”


October, 1944

Rosalia By


if Rosalia would loveN Him as her Saviour, He would take her to live with Him in heaven some day. Nearly all of Rosalia’s little Indian friends and their mothers and fathers worship the sun. When one of thé missionaries told Rosalia thât the sun was not a god, but that our God, the heavenly Father, had made the sun to keep us warm, and to cause the grass and flowers to grow, Rosalia was surprised. ■She exclaimed, “That’s' wonderful! The heavenly Father must be a very strong God to be able to make the sun. He must be loving and kind, too. I want to hear more about Him.” At another time the missionaries taught'her the verse, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house” (Acts 16:31). She especially liked the part “and thy house.” She knew that itf meant her little sister and her mother and father. Tlje verse said that they could all be happy together forever, if they all loved the Lord Jesus. Almost every day this little Indian girl learned more about Jesus. Once her own little bed helped to' teach her a lesson. Rosalia sleeps on a straw mat which she spreads out on the dirt floor at night. When it ¿s timé for her to get up her mother calls, “Get up, Rosalia. Pick up your bed!” Then Rosalia gets

is doing her share of the work. Each morning and evening she hangs a water jar down her back, held by a strap on her héad, and she goes down the hill for water. Coming back, she puts her arm over the top of her head and holds it to help her neck bear the weight of the water. , One morning Rosalia put on her shawl and set out with her basket. She was going to the market to buy lard. The shawl was very helpful. It kept her warm, and it covered her bas­ ket so that no one could see what she had bought. On the way back from the market, Rosalia, stopped to call on the mis­ sionaries who lived near her home. They were different from any people she had ever seen before, and she liked to watch them. They sat and wrote on paper. They said that there was a book that was God’s Word and that God wanted everyone to read it. They were writing it in the Mazateca language, so that she, her mother and father, and all the other people of that tribe could read it. At first Rosalia had been afraid of the missionaries, but after she 'had watched them a While she had gone upland felt of their hands. She wanted to know if their white skin felt like, her brown skin. It did. When the mis­ sionaries smiled at her she felt right at home and began to ask questions like this about the things they had in their house: “What is that? How much did it cost?” \ : Often after that, Rosalia stopped to see her new friends. One day one of the missionaries said to héñ “It’s so nice up in heaven! Are you going to go there some day?” Rosalia had never heard of heaven. She asked, “What road do we take?” The missionary told her about the Lord Jestis'.and about His saying, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). She said that the Lord Jesus was the way to heaven and that

DOWN in Mex­ ico lives a little Indian girl named Eosalia. She b e- longs to the Maza- teca (Ma-za-TAY- ka) tribe, and her home , is a little hut in the moun­ tains. The roof is made of dfy'sug­ ar cane leaves dou­ bled over bamboo poles. It is about eight inches thick, a n d t h e leaves rustle when t h e wind blows. The walls are made of t h i n boards The boards were

chopped out with a hatchet-like knife, and their unevenness makes nice peek holes. Without being seen herself, Ro­ salia can watch through the holes in the wood and can see when anyone goes up the trail past her house. Some­ times she has fun calling out to them, and seeing them look about in a puz­ zled way. They cannot see who is talk­ ing to them. The floor of the house is dark-brown earth packed hard. Rosalia helps to keep it tidy by sweeping it with a bundle of twigs. All the why around the house is a lit.tle, ditch. The ditch keeps the rain running away from the house rather than into it. There is no stove, but Rosalia’s mother cooks over a fire that is built on top of the floor. Three big stones are in the center of the fire, and the bean pot is set on top of them. If her mother is busy she tells Rosalia, “Go blow up the fire.” Then Rosalia gets down on her hand§ and knees beside the fire and blows into the ashes. This makes the flames come" up around the pot and sets the beans to boiling again. Rosalia is only six, but already she



up, rolls up her straw mat,, and stands it in the corner. ‘ ...... One day the missionary told her this story from God’s Word: “When the Lord Jesus was here on the earth, He went to a place where there was a large pool of water. At the side of the pool there were many sick people. One of them was a man who had been lying beside the pool for a long time, hoping to be the first one to step into it after an angel had stirred the water. “Then Jesus came along and saw the man lying there. Jesus knew that the man had been sick a long time and that he wanted to be made well, so He said to him. i‘Rise, take up thy bed,- and walk.’ The man got up and carried his bed off down the street. How thankful he must have been to the Lord Jesus for making him well!” . Probably the man in this story rolled up his bed in much the same way that Rosalia does when she gets up every morning. Rosalia liked that story. She likes other Bible stories too. Very often now she puts on her shawl, takes her little sister by the -hand, and together they rim down to the missionaries’ house. They hope that one of the white wom­ en will stop writing long enough to tell them another story. Sometimes, Rosalia’s] mother'lets' her take a bowl of the red beans which have been boiling in. the big pot, to her new friends: *‘ >'

This is Station KYBC, the Know Your Bible Club, broadcasting to all the boys and girls who read the Junior King’s Business page. Match the correct names listed in the second column with the quotations given in the first column. Check your answers with the Scriptures listed below. Who said?: ' 1. “Choose you this day whom ye will serve.” Samuel 2. “Thou art the Christ; thè Son “of the living God.” Eli 3. “The king’s business required haste.” Joshua 4. “Speak: for thy servant heareth.” ' Eliab 5. “The one half of the greatness of thy wisdrfm was not told me.” Saul ,6. “Thou art the man.” . . . . . . . Queen of Sheba 7. “Whose son art thou, thou young man?” Joshua • 8. “It is the Lord: let him do what seemeth him good.’1; ' Nathan 9-- “As for me and my house,.we will serve the Lord.” * David 10. “Why earnest thou down hither?” Simon Peter Joshua 24:2, 15: Matthew 16:16; 1 Samuel 21:8; 1 Samuel 3:10; 2 Chron­ icles 9:3, 6; 2 Samuel-12:7; 1 Samuel 17:58; 1 Samuel 3:9; 18; Joshua 24:2, 15; 1 Samuel 17:28 ; ':?• ¡¡! «gl I p ■. s & How to Join the K .Y .B . Club To become a member, of ;the Know Your Bible Club, read through the Gospel accord­ ing to John, using either^your own Bible, or a Gospel of John which will, be sent upon request. When the Gospel has been read and a statement to this effect^ signed by parent or Sunday-school feacher, has been sent to the Editor of the Junior King's Business, a K. Y. B. C. pin will be mailed. Sunday- school classes or clubs desiring to order ten or more Gospels or pins m&y wish to share the. cost of these supplies, as the Lord di­ rects: Gospels, postpaid five cents each—in quantity,, three cents; pins, without postage, two cents each. However, no one is to do Without a Gospel or pin because of lack of money. Address: Junior King's Business, 558 S. Hope St., Los Angeles 13, Calif. Junior King's Business By MARTHA S. HOOKER Member of Faculty Bible Institute of Los Angeles New K.-Y.-B. C. Members HENDERSON, NEB.: Kathrine Ediger (Mrs. D. K. Ediger, parent). KEYSET, W. VA.: Grace Ryan (Claude A. Ryan, p a ren ts * W ASH INGTON / D;'c. : Roberta F. Buf­ fett . (Ethel Vance,, -leader). XENIA, O.: Roy Frame, Vivian Haines. Jack Horner,, and i Don Smith (Rachel Hartman, leader). Answers- to Enigma Answers to the: Enigma published in the September issue of the JUNIOR KING’S’ BUSINESS* 1. S; 2. A; 3. M; 4. U; 5. E; 6. L; 7. Samuel.

Whenever the little.girls come, the missionaries are happy. They 'are al­ ways glad to tell about the Lord Jesus, and each day they pray that this little Mazateca girl and all her family may soon give their hearts to the Saviour.


October, 1944

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