walk. True Christian hearts throb with gladthanksgiving when another soul is born into thekingdom. There is even joy in heaven over onesinner that repenteth. Such beginners mustremember, however, in the midst of their exu-berant transports, that humility is the crowningvirtue of the Christian life.How different is the babe with its helplessbody, its unawakened heart and dormant mind,from the noble man with his muscularly devel-oped, stately form, guided and governed by thewill within, — the heart with its deeply rootedaffections, the mature mind with its culture andits mighty power to know and understand. Yetthey are one and the same being at differentstages of existence, the individuality never lost,the full, mature beauty wrapped up in the poorinfant, less able to supply its own wants than isthe flower to open to the dew and the sunshine.The saint in the new Jerusalem may be asunlike the same saint on earth as is the babe tothe strong man, and yet he will be himself,through all the stages through which he mayMIISTERIG. 67pass, an individual being, created and developedthrough the almighty power of the God of Love.In the babe in Christ there may be infolded ablessing to mankind. Let him but rememberthat he is at the beginning of his course, andhumbly and modestly, with prayer and patience,tread the Christian walk, ever looking to Himwho has given him this new life to sustain andunfold it to full fruition.