against the background of His eternal love. While there are many, many tra ditions around this stone, perhaps the one just given brings more comfort to our hearts! * * * A YOUNG M IN IST ER with little ex perience in counseling, was called to the bedside of an elderly Chris tian who had but few remaining hours before the Lord’s higher call ing. When the minister entered the sick room he somewhat stammered for words — “I’m . . . so . . . sorry . . .”, he stated.
Asher (continued) be mentioned in the Bible —it was re ferred to in Genesis, chapter 2. But we find that it held many honors as we read through God’s Word. Natur ally we have found that it appeared on the shoulder straps of the High Priest — it was the eleventh stone. This stone lends itself with great readiness to the gem cutter’s and en graver’s art. This fact is by reason of its moderate hardness and absence of grain — also, because the design cut in one strata is brought into bold relief by the background of another color. The onyx stone has several layers of col or. The engraver can cut a work of art of one seam and his work has a mag nificent background of still another color; such is the work done of cameos. Just so does the Lord Jesus Christ carve our small lives in a wonderful way
W ith a sweet cheerfulness the saint met his statement with “Why bless you, young man, there is noth ing to be sorry about, or to be fright ened. I am going to cross over Jor dan in a little while and I know that my Father owns the land on both sides of the river.” B I O L A Biota’s Stewardship representatives are able to assist you in any personal estate problems. When the Bible Insti tute of Los Angeles is remembered in your Will, legal assistance is procured when necessary, to assure the proper documents are prepared. For confidential and competent coun sel, address: Stewardship Department The Bible Institute of Los Angeles, Inc. 558 South Hope Street Los Angeles 17, California (Request the new free publication "THE CHRISTIAN’S WILL.’’) 20
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