within the compass of your understanding as to its scope. It begins,indeed, with that which you can appraise : it ends in that which isbeyond you. While you are finite and bounded in your range of vision, it, being an unveiling of the divine Being, is divine. Yes,Christianity plants its feet firmly on the soil of earth in the life of our Lord. Its hands are seen again and again working in the stirringagencies of later history, but it rears its head upwards to the sky. Itloses itself as a creed in the clouds of heaven. We see the very feet,the very hands, the reality of the one incomparable life ; but we onlysee enough to know assuredly that there is much more which isnecessarily and utterly beyond us, lost, as the Apostle puts it, lostin * the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God.III. And, once more, and lastly, see here the direction which ourLord gives to the thoughts of His perplexed disciples. He does notturn them in upon themselves. He does not take their trouble, soto speak, sympathetically to pieces, and deal with its separate elements. He does not refute, one by one, the false reasonings whichwere working within them. He does not say to them, These disquietudes, these doubts, are mere mental disorders, and the mind cancure for itself a disease which it has produced. On the contrary, Hewould have them get out of themselves out of the thick jungle of doubt and fear and hope and surmise which possesses them, and cometo Him. Whatever they may think and feel, He is there, utterly independent of their doubt, independent, too, of their enthusiasmthere, in His own calm, assured, unassailable life. * Behold My handsand My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirithath not flesh and bones, as ye see Me have.Let this, then, be our Easter work : to forget ourselves if we can,to gaze on the wounds, to clasp the feet, of our risen Lord. Watercannot rise above its level, and if the soul of man is to be restoredto God it must be from without, by God Himself. It cannot thisis certain it cannot be from within. Left to itself it lacks the life,the strength, the impetus, which it needs. It finds them in theeternal Christ. It can by faith gaze on Him even now. It can byfaith handle Him and discern that He is man as well as God God aswell as man even now. Let us, then, associate ourselves with thatcompany in the upper chamber. Many of us, it may be, share theirtroubles : why should we be denied their consolations ? To ourweakness, to our fears, to our indolent despair, to our fruitless self-complacency, He says * Soul, behold My hands and My feet, that it isI Myself. Handle Me and discern, for a mere phantom, a spirit, hathnot these flesh and bones hath not this enduring reality which yesee Me have. H. P. LIDDO.