THE FAITHFULESS OF GOD.REV. EDWARD D. GRIFFI, D. D.' But Zion said. The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her rackling child, that she should not harecompassion on the son of her womb ? Tea they may forget, yet will Inot forget thee. Behold I have grayen thee npon the palms of my hands,thy walls are continnally before me.There is a striking analogy between God's ge-neral treatment of his Church in different ages of the world, and his treatment of individual Christ-ians in different periods of their life. The variouschanges which have taken place in the state of theChurch, with those which are yet to come, stronglyrepresent the changes which occur in the experi-ences of individual Christians.The bondage of the Church in Egjrpt, its delive-rance by the mighty power of God, its overflowing joy when it had safely passed the Red Sea andthought all its enemies slain, the dedication of itself to God at Sinai, the tedious wilderness it had topass before it could cross the Jordan and rest in2S4 THE FAITHFULESSthe promised land ; the care which God exercisedover his people, to feed, guide, and defend them;the numerous enemies they had to encounter ; theirown fickleness, ingratitude, and rebellion; all re-presented, with memorable exactness, a Christian's journey from spiritual Egypt to the heavenly Ca-naan.