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The Upper Room

The Upper Room

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Published by: glennpease on Jul 31, 2013
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THE UPPER ROOMBY JOH WATSOCOTETSPAGETHE GOODMA OF THE HOUSE . 1THE GUEST-CHAMBER OF THESOUL 27THE TWELVE . . . . 49THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS . 75A LAST WISH .... 93THE BEQUEST OF JESUS . . IllTHE LORD S TRYST 133THE GOODMA OFTHE HOUSEBehold, when ye are entered into the city,there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcherof water ; follow him into the house where hecntereth in. And ye shall say unto the good-man of the house.
Hush, I pray you !What if this friend happen to be God ?BROWIG.THE GOODMA OFTHE HOUSEWHE some one s biography iswritten who has wrought greatdeeds and has filled the eye of the world, various discoveries aremade, and not the least interesting has often been the numberof his private friends and thecloseness of their intimacy.People had supposed that theycould have mentioned everyperson whom he trusted and whoinfluenced him, because theycould run over the names joined4 THE GOODMAwith his in public affairs andheard from his lips. It is forgotten that this is only to knowthe staff that ride by a general sside and carry his orders on thebattle-field the official colleaguesin a high enterprise. The multitude are not aware that this manescapes as often as may bepossible from the glare of publiclife, and hides himself in some
country-house where the scent of roses floats in through the openwindow s, and manners have agentle simplicity. Some tributewill be found among the greatman s papers to an obscure friend ;but no one will ever know whatpassed between those two whenthey sat in some quiet garden atOF THE HOUSE 5set of sun, for neither ever told ;or read the letters they wroteone to the other, for they are destroyed. Had you spoken withthe hero s friend, he had neverboasted or let you understandhis honour. o friendship hassuch a charm as that into whichthe world cannot intrude, whichcomes afterwards on the world asa surprise.Jesus had His public companyof friends the twelve whom Hehad selected and called to officeas a minister forms his cabinet,as a commander appoints hisgenerals. With them He travelled through Galilee, with themHe appeared in Jerusalem. Heinstructed them in the mysteries6 THE GOODMA

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