The Prodigal’s Reception

September 4, 1864

The Prodigal's Reception   “And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.”—Luke 15:20.   THERE he is! he is as wretched as misery itself; as filthy as his brute associates who could satisfy …


Christian Sympathy

November 9, 1862

Christian Sympathy   “Did not I weep for him that was in trouble ? was not my soul grieved for the poor ?”— Job 30:25        IN endeavouring to justify the ways of God, Job’s three friends came to the harsh conclusion that he would not have been so severely afflicted if he had not been a …


Compassion for the Multitude

June 1, 1862

COMPASSION FOR THE MULTITUDE   “ And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me.”— Matthew 14:17-18        As was Christ, my brethren, when in this world, so are we also. Such, indeed, is our calling of God. As Jesus was “the true light which …