things that be of God, but the things of men." He who said, "What things soeverthe Father doeth, these the Son also doethin like manner," knew that, when He cameto seek and to save, He must repeat theexperience of His Saviour Father, who wasafflicted in all His people's affliction, andwhose redeeming love and pity met with astubborn self-will which grieved His holyspirit. Perhaps through one of these, orthrough all of them together, He became187CHRIST AS SUFFERIG SAVIOUR certain that the Son of man to save mustsuffer.And how? First, in sympathy. Jesuswas Himself spared many of the ills andwoes that pain His brethren. So far as therecords go, He never knew a day of sickness.He touched the leper without the slightestfear of contagion. Matthew applies to Himthe saying, "Himself took our infirmitiesand bare our diseases," but He did so onlyin His compassion for the sufferers. orare we shown Him sorrowing in intenseloneliness at the death of those He loved.If one evangelist pictures Him as sheddingtears for His friend Lazarus, it is with theconsciousness that in a very few minutesHe can awake him from his sleep. Henever laid wife or child of His own in agrave.