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THE OLD PLOUGHMAN.
“ Had you any idea of your soul, or its immor- has put in the foundation, and carried up the house tality ?"
a story or two, will not leave off, and let it tumble “ Why, sir, I was always puzzled about it. Some to ruins, when he wants to use it. No, he'll go on times I thought that very wicked people went to hell till he has finished it. And so I hope the Lord will when they died, especially the rich."
finish the good work he has begun in my soul. It is ** Had you never any fears about going to hell ? " wonderful. I sometimes think about it till I get so
“No, never. My common thoughts were, that when puzzled that I have to go a walk to get my thoughts I died there would be an end of me; just the same | back; and then my heart gets warm with gratitude as with the sheep or the horse."
to him for his great kindness." “ You believe there is a change in you now, and “ I suppose you sometimes long to have the good one for the better ? "
work brought to perfection?" “O yes, the Lord be praised! I know'd there was "Now, sir, on this point I'm a bit disappointed. a change in me when I was in your vestry the night I thought at first, when I felt the change, that I after I heard that blessed sermon; but I know it should soon get free from sin. But now I find, from better now. I now find it lasts with me; but then reading the Bible, and from Master Dean's talking I fear'd it wouldn't. If I had known fifty years to me, that I sha'n't get free from sin till I get to agone what I know now, it would have been a good heaven. The sermon you preached last Sunday thing for me. I should have been all that long time į morning brought a power of comfort to my soul ; I a power happier in my soul. I wish my poor wife put the text on my heart and don't think it will e'er had lived to see this day."
get off — We shall be like bim, for we shall see him “ To whom do you ascribe the great change that as he is.' How wonderful! To see Jesus Christ in his · has been produced in you?"
glory so soon as we be dead, and to be like him! I "Yes, it is a great change, like changing a flint should like that hour to come." stone into bread, or a bog into a garden. The Bible I was much gratified at this interview, and someI calls it, being called out of darkness into marvellous what surprised to find the rapid progress he had
light. This is a faithful account of it. Darkness, made in learning to read. At the age of seventy-two I take, means ignorance, and light, I take, means he could not tell a letter, but now he could make out, knowledge. I have come from one state to another, with a little help, sereral chapters in John's gospel, and nobody can make me think otherwise. Why, ifa and some other parts of the Bible. The 23d and 103d1 blind man sees the sun, he must know that his eyes psalms greatly delighted him. In addition to the be opened.”
regular time he devoted to his studies, every Monday “ Very true, but who produced the change which morning he went to the cottage, and got his friend, you say you have felt ?"
John Dean, to help him to read the texts of the pre“ At first I thought it was you, because I felt it ceding Sabbath; and he put many of them upon his when you were preaching that blessed sermon. But memory, which soon acquired such an extraordinary now I know better. Now I know that it is the Lord power of recollection that he could repeat many that gives light to the understanding and grace to verses, and relate the leading particulars of some of the heart. And, praised be his name, I can now say, the more striking and interesting narratives of the what Paul said, 'By the grace of God I am what I Bible. amn.'"
He came into my vestry one evening, and said, “I “ You have felt a great change, but do you feel per. can't, sir, do much to serve Jesus Christ and his 'fect; or do you feel that your heart is still wicked ? " cause, as I'm old and poor; but I should like to do
* 0, sir! there is a power of sin in my heart. what I can, as the woman did you told us about on The fallow is ploughed up, but it is not cleared yet. Sunday. I'm thinking as how I could get rid of And this puzzles me. I pray the Lord to make me some tracts among the boatmen that come to my holy, but he hasn't done it yet. But I had great son's tap-room. And perhaps the Lord may bless comfort when Master Dean read to me the seventh the reading of them to the conversion of some poor chapter of the Romans. I thought when he was sinner, as old and as ignorant as I was once. If he reading, that the writer of that chapter felt that he should, I shall have a power of heart gladness." had a wicked heart, as I often feel that I have one." In addition to his labour of tract distribution, he
“I suppose you believe that he who has begun the became a visitor of the sick; and from the devotion good work in you will carry it on, and bring it to of his spirit, and the humble simplicity of his manperfection?"
ners, he was always welcome in the chamber of afflic“Yes, if you mind, sir, you proved that when you tion and death. On one occasion, when calling to preached a sermon 'tother Sabbath from the glad- see a member of the church who was dangerously some works of Paul. I put them on my heart the ill, I found the old ploughman was with him, and, next day. • Being confident of this very thing, that stepping up the stairs very cautiously, I had the sahe which hath begun a good work in you, will per-| tisfaction of hearing him in prayer. I could not form it until the day of Jesus Christ. ""_Phil. i. 6. catch every sentence of his prayer, but I heard the
“ Do you remember any illustrations which I following confessions and petitions :brought forward to show the reasonableness of our “O Lord, by nature we be poor, and wicked, and expecting that the Author of the good work of grace ignorant sinners. O Lord, we don't know ourselves. will complete it?"
We don't know thee. We don't know Jesus Christ." “ Yes, sir, you said that a wise builder, when he “O Lord, we were once under a sentence of death,
but we didn't know it. Pardon all our wickedness, his death, which deeply affected me; and, on inquiry, and all our sins, for Christ's sake.”
I found he died suddenly and alone, being found " ( blessed Jesus, we thank thee for living for us. dead by his relatives when they arose in the morning. We thank thee for dying for us. We thank thee "I didn't suppose," said John Dean, " that he for living again for us. We come to thee for rest of would leave us so suddenly; though we have thought soul; and we come to thee for eternal life.”
lately that he would not stay with us much longer, “O blessed Jesus, look upon our dying brother. his common conversation was so much about heaven Comfort his heart. Keep away the great enemy. and heavenly things. When looking on a field of Come and meet him on his way to thy kingdom. wheat we had both looked at the week before, be! May he soon see thee, and be like thee!”
said, in allusion to a remark he heard from the pul- , “O Lord, save me, a poor old sinner, who lived | pit on the preceding Sabbath, 'If we did but get for threescore years and ten, and didn't love thee, ripe for heaven as fast as this bit of wheat has nor pray to thee. Make me fit for heaven, and take ripened for the reapers since a week agone, we should i me there when I go ont of this world of sin and sor- | very soon be meet for the inheritance of the saints in row."
light.' Having touched on this subject, which had “O blessed Jesus, we bless thee for going to get a been for some weeks his favourite theme of converplace in heaven ready for us, that we may have a sation, he exclaimed with great animation of voice, good home when we are taken out of this world of and look, and action, what a wonderful world sin and sorrow.”
heaven must be !- how I long to get there !-how I After pursuing the noiseless tenor of his way for long to see my blessed Saviour, and get like hiin! O about the space of five years, growing in knowledge how I long to bow down on my knees to worship bim!!! and in grace, developing his deportment in the great, how I long to sing his praises ! What grand harmony and good, and lovely principles of the Christian faith, there! What a power of voices to sing his honour, and highly esteemed by those of his brethren who and glory! --and they will sing for ever! O, if I had knew him, his natural strength began to decline, and never left the country to live here, I should never other symptoms indicated the approach of his latter know'd nothing about these grand and glorious end. I visited him during his confinement, and was things! What a mercy! the Lord be praised!'” much pleased, by finding him patient and resigned, “His conversion, sir," said Mrs Dean, as I was anticipating, with subdued eagerness, his entrance rising to leave the cottage, " is a grand proof of the into the kingdom of heaven.
power of the Lord Jesus over the stupid intellect “ Are you suffering much ? "
and the stubborn heart of man; and it is a grand dis “Yes, sir, my sufferings be great, but not so great play of the exceeding riches of his grace, in the salas the sufferings which my dear Saviour suffered for vation of another of the chief of sinners. A joyous me. When he was suffering for me he was forsaken, day for the angels when he heard the first sermon but the Lord does not forsake me. He was on a at the chapel." cross, but I be on a good bed. He was mocked when With what rapidity did George Medway pass dying by the wicked, but all speak kindly to me." through a series of wonderful changes within the “You are not afraid to die?”
space of a few years! At the age of seventy-two he “Why should I be? I got upon my heart yester- had never seen a Bible, knew not a letter of the day this blessed verse, . Because I live, ye shall live alphabet, and was ignorant of all the facts of the also.' Oh, I long to see my dear Saviour, and be Christian revelation, consenting to be led to a place like him, and with him for ever!”
of worship with no other expectation than merely “ Then you have no doubt of going to heaven?" enjoying a nap of sleep; and yet when there, his at
“Why should I, when Jesus Christ says, “ Him that tention is riveted to the lips of the preacher, he cometh to me I will in no wise cast out?'"
hears the truth and understands it, feels its renovat“Then you consider heaven as your future home?" | ing power, and comes forth before the eye of the
“ Yes, sir, I do, and I believe my dear Saviour is world a new creature in Christ Jesus. In his case waiting to receive me. This comforts my heart." there was no progressive training, no reiterated
He was confined to his room during the whole of efforts to illumine his dark mind, no repetition of the winter, but in the spring he rallied, and recover ingenious experiments to rouse up some latent faculty ed his usual flow of spirits; and as the summer ad of intellectualism and moral sensibility; his spirit vanced, he resumed his attendance on public worship, broke out of the prison-house of its long confinement which he designated “the gate of heaven to his soul." | by one thrust of its newly-acquired power--comes at The last time I saw him was when administering the | once into open space-sees the great and grand facts Lord's Supper; his countenance indicated great in of a spiritual theory of faith as clearly as though he tensity of emotion, and after taking the cup the had completed a long initiatory term under the most tear of penitential joy was again visible. My eye able professors—and instantaneously recognises his followed him as he walked down the aisle with his obligations to obey the laws of Jesus Christ, of which friend John Dean, and had I then known that I he had previously no knowledge. This does not turn should see his face no more, I would have stepped out to be a day-dream-a passing illusion-a mere after him, and, bidding him farewell, I would have moral ignis fatuus, appearing and disappearing by offered him my congratulations on the grand issue of some unknown power of spiritual enchantment; but his faith, now so near its consummation. In the a positive and palpable reality, confirmed by a concourse of the following week, I abruptly heard of siderable amount of mental improvement, and a life
of practical devotedness to the service of the Lord force them into poetical excess; but we have known Jesus Christ.
instances in which the change, the intellectual change, The sceptic, who has never fairly examined the has been so conspicuous within a brief space of time, Christian theory, which makes ample provision for that even an infidel observer must have forfeited all the appearance of such a moral phenomenon, may claim to be esteemed a man of sense, if he would not look on such a fact as this with as much indifference acknowledge—. This that you call divine grace, whatas a clown would look on a new comet; and might ever it may really be, is the strangest awakener of imagine that he had discovered the cause of it, in the the faculties after all.' And, to a devout man, it is strange magic power of enthusiastic fanaticism; but a spectacle of most enchanting beauty, thus to see no man who takes a deep interest in phenomena, | the immortal plant, which has been under a maligwhether physical or moral, will feel at liberty to | nant blast while sixty or seventy years have passed stop in his investigations till he has arrived at some over it, coming out at length in the bloom of life." thing like an adequate cause of its existence. To suppose that the old man effected this great change
PEACE OF MIND. which took place in his mind and in his character
BY THE REV. LEONARD BACON, D.D. would be absurd. And it would be equally absurd
In the time of an epidemic, it is of great importance to refer it to the mere agency which was employed
that the mind should be kept calm. Anxiety and in its production, because there was wanting both fear are predisposing causes of the disease. In one the intellectual capacity and moral sensibility for that state of the system a person may be exposed without agency to act on. To what other cause can it be re danger to a contagious disease, which in another state ferable, but to the intervention of a divine power,
of the system he would certainly imbibe. Imaginarendering the preaching of the gospel effectual to
tion often produces in persons of an extremely ner
vous temperament symptoms akin to those of the the recovery of the fallen spirit of this old man
prevailing malady, and thus invites or precipitates from the dominion of ignorance and of sin, prepara an attack of the disease itself. This is especially apt tory to his final salvation?
to be the case with respect to such a disease as that “We cannot close this subject,” says Foster in now prevalent in this community. So strong is the his Essay on tbe Evils of Popular Ignorance, “with
sympathy between the brain and the digestive organs,
that the latter were regarded by the Hebrews, and out adverting to a phenomenon as admirable, as, un
are alluded to in the Scriptures, as the seat of the happily, it is rare, and which the observers may, if emotions and affections. they choose, go round the whole circle of their phi- It is the unanimous recommendation of medical men, losophy, and begin again, to find any adequate cause, and of sanitary committees, that in the prevalence of other than the most immediate agency of the al cholera, all excitement, both physical and mental, mighty Spirit. Here and there an instance occurs,
should be avoided. Not only should excess in eating
| and drinking be guarded against, but also any excesto the delight of the Christian philanthropist, of a
of a sive agitation of the mind through fear, or, which person brought up in utter ignorance and barbarian perhaps is no less hurtful, extreme depression of rudeness, and so continuing till late, sometimes very spirits from a like cause. A calm, cheerful temper, late in life, and then at last, after such a length of is hardly less important than a judicious regimen. time and habit has completed its petrifying effect,
This is good advice. But while the medical profes. suddenly seized upon by a mysterious power, and
sion are unanimous in giving it, they fail to show
how it may be followed. How shall anxiety and taken with an alarming and irresistible force out of fear be allayed, or how shall depression and gloom the dark hold in which the spirit bas lain imprisoned be dispelled? What specific is there for preserving and torpid, into the sphere of thought and feeling. a calm and cheerful frame, while dangers thicken
“Occasion is taken of adverting to such facts, not around us, and death seems at the door? Here the so much for the purpose of magnifying the nature,
Board of Health are at fault; it does not lie within
their gift to bestow this quiet and cheerful spirit, or as simply exhibiting the effect, of an influence that
| even to point out how it may be attained. When can breathe with such power on the obtuse intellec the London Health Commissioners published certain cual faculties, which it appears, in the most signal | valuable rules to be observed in time of cholera, a of these instances, almost to create anew. It is ex. | satirical journal of that city set forth in caustic ceedingly striking to observe how the contracted and l terms the mockery of such recommendations to the rigid soul seems to soften, and grow warm, and ex
poor: “ You can eat ”-say the doctors to the
wretched, half-starved denizens of St Giles, who are pand, and quiver with life. With the new energy glad to get even a crust of mouldy bread, or the reinfused, it painfully struggles to work itself into free- | fuse of the kitchen-“ you can eat bountifully of dom from the wretched contortion in which it has so good wholesome food, beef and wheaten bread, but long been fixed, as by the impressed spell of some in. / you must abstain from this and that,"specifying the fernal magic. It is seen filled with a distressed and commonest articles of food on the poor man's table;
“ you must be careful also to keep yourselves well indignant emotion at its own ignorance; actuated
clothed by day and night'--you poor creatures who with a resistless earnestness to be informed; acquir have nothing but rags to wear, and a heap of straw ing an unwonted pliancy to its faculties of thought; or the ground floor to sleep upon—“ be very partiattaining a perception, combined with intelligence cular to have warm and dry clothing;" and you and moral sensibility, to which numerous things are
miserable occupants of dingy and crowded cellars, becoming discernible and affecting that were as non
“be especially careful to avoid sleeping in a damp
chamber, or breathing contined and impure air." existent before. It is not in the very extreme Now, the physicians were not to blame for this instrength of their import that we employ such terms congruity between their rules and the condition of of description; the malice of irreligion may easily those who were most exposed to the disease. The
rules were excellent, and it was not within their agitated for the moment by danger, should at once province to supply the means of carrying into effect settle down upon him as their resting-place. He their own recominendations. But such is the con- ! who thus walks with God, lives in God, and hopes dition of the poor in all large cities, that for them as his highest felicity to dwell with God for ever, has many of the rules laid down for preservation against nothing to fear. Such a one can sing with the Psal. cholera are but a mockery.
mist: It is not so, however, with the rule prescribing
" I'll go and corre. nor fear to die, peace of mind. Good food, good clothing, good beds,
Till from on bigb thou call me bome." good homes, may be beyond the reach of thousands Did we meditate as we should upon beaven as our that are exposed to the pestilence; but a calm and home, and cherish an intimacy with its scenes, its cheerful spirit is within the reach of all. Physicians
occupations, and its inhabitants, our peace in procannot produce it; there is nothing in the whole
spect of any event that might conduct us thither, range of materia medica that can impart it; yet it is would even give place to “joy unspeakable and full free and attainable by every one. There is a great
of glory." The more sudden the event, the quicker Physician to whom all can resort for this blessing;
the transit to that blessed abode. there is an infallible prescription lying ever open, to be had without money and without price. " Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed
THE CHARIOT OF FLAME. on thee; because he trusteth in thee.”—Isa. xxvi. 3. [We commend this story to the special attention of The phrase translated “perfect peace," in the
our young readers. It has been for some time pubstrony idiom of the Hebrew is “ peace, peace;' thou wilt keep him in “ peace, peace"-"sufe, safe"
lished as a tract.) whose mind is stayed on thee--a peace which is In August last I went to visit a place in the neighentire, constant, undisturbed.
bourhood of Shotts, between Edinburgh and GlasThis peace does not necessarily imply exemption gow. While there I went into the school, and spoke from danger. One may be in outward prosperity,
to the boys and girls about the love of Christ in and yet have a heart ill at ease; another may be in the midst of troubles and dangers, and yet be quiet
coming from heaven to give himself a ransom for poor and self-possessed.
sinners. I had been there several times before, and It is not the peace resulting from an unconscious it was my custom to visit the school, to tell the ness of, or indifference to, danger. That which the children what the blessed Jesus had done for them, French call nonchalance, whether it be the brute
and for all little children. I used to tell them that insensibility to fear or danger that marked the coun.
he had shed his precious blood for them, that he tenance of the Chaldean warrior of old, the stolid indifference of the savage to his fate when captured loves them, and that he invites them to believe what by a hostile band, or the careless levity of the he has done for them, that they may have eternal Parisian sensualist, is quite another thing from this life. Having said these things, I would tell them a sacred peace of mind. True Christian peace 18 a story about some little boy or girl who had already feeling of security in one's essential wellbeing, based |
| believed in Jesus, and were thus made happy and on a just confidence in Divine favour and protection. There may be a perception of danger; the danger joyful in their King, and then I would beseech them may be realized in all its magnitude; the natural to believe in Jesus and be happy too. And when I apprehension of danger, susceptibility to fear, may had done speaking to them, and praying with them, still exist; it may even be appareut that the parti- | cular danger which threatens cannot be avoided;
they received with great pleasure. but there is a feeling that, come what may, I am safe--not safe from sickness, accident, suffering,
When I last saw them I was anxious to know it death--but my substantial happiness is secure now, any of them were believing in Jesus. They all seemed and for ever. This feeling grows out of an assurance glad to see me, for they knew I had brought a little of Divine favour and protection, confidence in the hymn for them. I spoke to them again much as I government of God, a sense of the pardon of past I have described, I told them how happy Jesus would offences, the present consciousness of a right state of heart, and a distinct, lively, well-founded hope of
| be to receive them, for he loves to carry the lambs eternal life. Why should he be agitated, even in in his bosom. I told them too, that this great the fiercest storm, who is anchored in the living rock? Saviour was once as little as any of them, and that
In order to have this peace of mind, one must put he grew up and began to preach the glad tidings that a proper estimate upon his spiritual and eternal well- he had come to put away sin by the sacrifice of him. being, as compared with temporal good: he must
self. I told them how little children were brought learn wherein his true safety and happiness consist -not in exemption from poverty, mistortune, sick.
to him that he might put his hands upon them and ness, losses, pain, death- but in a heart made pure,
bless them, and that when his disciples sorbade them, and a heaven made sure.
thinking that Jesus was too high to speak to little This peace will be greatly promoted by the devout, children, they were rebuked by Jesus, who said, believing study of the Word of God. The gospel is Suffer little children to come to me, and forbid full of peace-80 full that one almost wonders that
them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." I there should remain any anxiety, trouble, or grief, to those who have embraced it. Christ lefi a legacy
pressed upon them to flee to Jesus at once, and have of peace, his own peace, to his disciples; "the peace their souls saved, reminding them that, young as they of God"_" the God of peace"_" passeth under- were, they might soon be required to leave this world, standing."
and what would become of them then if their souls The heart should hold daily communion with God
were not saved ? in prayer, and live in trustful reliance upon him.
| We keep God too much at a distance. He should
After telling them a short story I gave each of be our nearest friend. The mind should be stayed them a little tract, and then bade them all good-by. on him, braced on him as on a pillar; its thoughts, Now there was at that school a little girl, about THE CHARIOT OF FLAME.
ten years of age. Her name was Janet Baillie. She sins to answer for, because they have laid them on was tot like some children who dislike to go to Jesus; and when they will be sought for, they will school, and whose parents have often great trouble not be found, for they will be all blotted out by his to get them to go. No, Janet loved to attend school atoning blood. from her earliest years; she rejoiced to accompany In the midst of the storm that was raging around her little sister regularly to school, and she soon them, Janet was sitting undismayed upon the form, attracted the teacher's attention by her meek, quiet, her Bible was lying open upon her knee, and she was lamb-like behaviour. I gave this girl, on the last reading Paul's Epistle to Philemon. What a differoccasion, a beautiful little hymn, entitled, “ The ence between Janet and the rest of the children! Fulness of Jesus : ” the first line is,
Many fears disturbed their bosoms, many troubled " I lay my sins on Jesus."
thoughts were passing through their minds, as they
looked at one another in silent amazement. But no Janet thought highly of her little hymn, and as storm raged in Janet's bosom, no fears disturbed the soon as she got home she began to commit it to peace of her breast: tranquil she sat, with the calm memory, and often was seen siting with the hymn in of heaven settled on her little brow. her hand, repeating it aloud. Some days after this, For a short time all was silent-a loud peal of when she had fully learned it, she came to her teacher thunder had just died away, and they were waiting in triumph to repeat it to him. She stood up in front for the next flash of lightning. They had become a of the desk, and recited it before the whole of her little accustomed to the flashes now, and were thinkcompanions.
ing the next one would be as harmless as those which Not long after Janet had repeated her hymn, it had gone before it. Just when they were beginning came on a dreadful storm of thunder and lightning. to think that the storm was over, a bright and vivid Can you remember any time when you were at school flash lighted up the school, and all who were in it during a thunder storm? If you do, you will re were stunned. The electric fluid had struck the member how much you were afraid, and how terri school, and cast down the scholars on the floor. fied many of the other children looked. This was The flash had discharged its bolt, and again comjust the case with the children of the school where parative gloom enveloped the school. Janet was. They all were busy with their lessons, The cries of the little sufferers, however, broke when suddenly the school-room became unusually upon the teacher's ears as the next peal of thunder dark, the lessons were suspended, and the voices of was heard. He was left standing in the midst of the children were hushed in silence. Some trembled them, scarcely seeing any of them, but hearing their with fear, some stared wildly about them, and all sobs as they lay weeping around him. He rushed crept close to one another. Nothing was to be heard out of the school and called for assistance. The very but loud peals of thunder as it rolled over their heads, | next house which he entered into contained a poor and every now and then the lightning's flash occa- | woman, lying stunned upon the floor, having been sioned them to start, and showed their terrified faces. / struck with the lightning also. Fathers and mothers Ah! why is it that children are so much afraid of were soon seen fleeing to the afflicted teacher's aid; thunder and lightning ? They see how easy it would and, having entered the school, there were found, be for God to call them into his presence now, and lying on the floor, the poor little scholars, screaming they feel that they are not ready to die. Their con- in fearful confusion. science begins to speak, and tells them of many sins Attention was now turned to restoring order in the they have committed, of many lies they have told, school. Many of the children were still lying on the of many Sabbaths they have broken, and of the many ) floor. One by one was lifted up and carried out. times they have disobeyed their parents; and while Some of the persons who had come to render help all these thoughts arise within them, they know that were thus engaged, while others were endeavouring their sins are not pardoned, they know that they to pacify the younger scholars, whose fears had been have not fled to Jesus as their Saviour, that they so greatly excited. While this work was going on have never believed on him; and they feel that if an exclamation from the teacher arrested all in the God was to call them into his presence they could room: “This little girl is dead!” “ Yes, she is not answer for one of a thousand of all their trans- | dead." It was too true! While all had been gressions. Feelings of this kind were agitating the frightened by the lightning, one, and one only, had breasts of these children. But there was one in that received the deadly blow; but who was she? Now school who was not afraid, and that was little Janet. the whisper passed from child to child, Who is she? And why was she alone calm? Why was she not | It was little Janet. Her teacher carefully lifted his afraid ? Read the hymn carefully over, and you will pupil from the ground, wondering if it could be, that perhaps find out the reason. She had laid her sins | one of his little group was thus suddenly snatch on Jesus, and it was this that stilled all her fears, away; but soon he discovered it was so. The Bible and made her peaceful in the midst of danger; for | which she had been holding in her hand when the they who have taken Jesus for their Saviour, and summons from heaven reached her, had fallen beside have laid their sins upon him, know that all things her. Her body was there, and her Bible was there, will work together for their good, and that nothing but her soul was not there. It had been carried can hurt them without His permission who has all away by a chariot of flame, I believe, to the mansions power in heaven and in earth; and that when they of glory. Janet's mourning parents were soon on the are called into the presence of God they will have no spot; but the beaming eye of their little girl no