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of so-called Christian charity that though we have a mem ory for the indictment, we have no recollection of what ought to have been a triumphant, all-inclusive, and all-de livering vindication. Terrible is the state of that man who has a good memory for insinuations, charges, innuendos, and bad suggestions, but who has no recollection of the things that are beautiful and healing and redeeming and helpful. Children’s Special Service Mission T he work of the Children’s Special Service Mission, which was sponsored by the Bible Institute of Los Angeles last year, is to be continued, through the gen erosity of a Canadian friend. This work has met with great success in England, Ireland, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, and last year at Manhattan Beach, Calif. The work is to be conducted this year at Hermosa Beach, Calif., during the month of July, by Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hooker, Alma Beckley, Alma Stauffer, Frances Gray, Warren Hall, and Lawrence Simpson from the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. Meetings are to be held each day on the sand. There will be Scripture memorizing, Bible stories with correlated handwork, missionary stories, chalk talks, object lessons, chorus singing, contests, and supervised recreation. In addition to this work on the beach, afternoon Bible classes for women will be held at the headquarters and young peo ple’s meetings in the evenings. The object o f this Children’s Special Service Mission is to reach the children and young people on the beach. Much prayer is needed for this work. “ Let God Rule the Present” liver C romwell ’ s secretary was dispatched on some important business to the Continent. He stayed one night at a seaport town, and tossed on his bed, unable to sleep. According to old custom, a servant slept in his room, and on this occasion, soundly enough. The secretary at length wakened the man, who asked how it was his master could not rest. “ I am so afraid something will go wrong with the em bassy,” was the reply. “ Master,” said the valet, “may I ask you a question or two ?” “ To be sure,” answered the envoy. “ Did God rule the world before we were born ?” “ Most assuredly He did.” “ And will He rule it after we are dead ?” “ Certainly He will.” “ Then, master, why not let Him rule the present, too?” The secretary’s faith was stirred, peace was the result, and in a few minutes, both he and his servant were in a sound sleep. Beloved in Jesus, your heart has been aching within you. You were busy at work for the Master; many de pended upon you. You seemed almost to be the mainspring of the machinery. But sickness comes, and you lie help less on the couch, and unbelief creeps in. Dear friend, let God rule the present. He sent your affliction. He sits by the refiner, till He can see His own image formed in you, and there is some gracious purpose to be accomplished in the present dispensation. “ For our light affliction which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” — B eliever ’ s M agazine .
takes care of me while I am here. When He wants me in some higher place, He will send for me, and until the mes sage comes, I will serve Him with both hands diligently, and my heart shall be as a fire burning up toward Him in aspiration and sacrifice.” I am with Thee noted preacher was being waited for on the hills of Wales. The time had elapsed; the preacher was in the town, but not on the hillside. The people were impa tient, and the host of the preacher sent a messenger to tell him that the occasion was complete, and the people were ready and earnestly expecting him to come. The messen ger went; the messenger came back again. “ I do not know what is the matter,” he said. “ The cham ber door is locked. I heard voices within; I listened, and I heard the preacher say, ‘I will not go unless you go with me.’ He is talking to some other man. He wants the other man to come, and unless that other man will come, he says he will not appear amongst us today. What is to be done?” The host understood the case, and he replied, “ All will be well presently.” And so it was. The positive preacher unlocked the door, came out with an invisible Companion— “ One like unto the Son of man”—and old Wales, accustomed to the noblest religious eloquence that ever fell from human lips, was never more deeply stirred and vitally thrilled than when that man spoke in the power of the other Man, and revealed the grace of God to an expectant and thankful people. Oh, do not go without the other Man—the Man Christ Jesus! Do not go alone. Say, whenever you go to your pulpit, to your class, to your sick chamber, or to any district for any kind of Christian work whatsoever, “ I will not go alone.” I f that desire be uttered heartily, lovingly, honestly, you shall not go alone. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit will go with you, and the prey shall be delivered into your hand, and you shall return more than conqueror through Him that loves you. Christian Charity 11|t here are men who will preach eloquent sermons about '*■ the fall of the Apostle Peter who will in the most un christian spirit expel and anathematize brethren who have been overtaken in a fault, and the worst of it is, they are apt to think that they show their own righteousness by be ing very vehement against the shortcomings of other people. How easy it is to do mischief! You insinuated against a certain man that there was something wrong in his case ■—something wrong with his theology, or his morals. You never can withdraw your insinuation. You lied against your fellow; then you apologized. You cannot apologize for a lie. Your lie will go where your apology can never follow it, and men who heard both the lie and the apology will, with the cowardice that is unpardonable, say, when the occasion seems to warrant their doing so, that they “ have heard that there was something or other about him, but cannot tell exactly what it was.” So mischief goes on from year to year, and a lie is in the meantime more power ful than the truth. It is always easier to do mischief than to do good. Let us always be careful about human repu tation. The character is the man. It is better to believe all things, hope all things, endure all things in the spirit of Christ’s blessed charity than to be very eager to point out faults that do exist. There are those who have been sinned against by false accusation, who have received withdrawments and apologies; but such, alas, is the state
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