CHRISTIAN FESTIVITY.BY REV. WILLIAM ARNOT" And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and break ing bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladiu-ss andsingle ness of heart." ACTS n. 46.WHEN you ascend from the centuries that succeededthe apostles days, into the upper stratum of history,in which the apostles themselves were actors, youseem to emerge from a stifled, airless cave, where allmanner of fungous growths luxuriate, into the openfield where fresh breezes play, and sunbeams glitter,and dew-besprinkled flowers shed their varied perfumeon the air. In the Acts of the Apostles you find notonly a purer religion, but more of common-sense andmanliness, than in the history of the Fathers.We fall into a great mistake if, while we seek in theScriptures and by prayer for direction in matters of faith, and the larger turning points of life, we leavesmaller affairs, such as our feasts, our company, andrecreations, to the arbitrament of chance, or the example of the world. " In everything by prayer andsupplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests bemade known unto God." "Whether therefore ye eat,or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." It is an unspeakable privilege to be permittedto run into our Redeemer s presence with the minoranxieties of life, as well as with the great concerns of eternity. In this very thing lies the distinctive peculiarity of a child s position, as distinguished from thatof a stranger. Only on the great things may thestranger approach the king; but in everything the appeal of a child is welcome to the Father. " Castingall your care on him; for he careth for you."