" When he had said this, he fell asleep." All thingsare yours, when you are Christ s, and death amongthem. This dreaded name is an article in the inventory of a Christian s possessions. When death becomesStepJieris DeatJi. 145the property of a disciple, it is baptized and gets a newname. It has many different Christian names. ForPaul, it was a departing to be with Christ; for Stephen,it was to fall asleep. When the earthly house of thistabernacle is dissolved, we have a building of God, anhouse not made with hands. A relative of my ownlately gave a new name to this messenger, which I hadnot heard before, and which I rather like. Leavingher own home, to pay a visit of some weeks in theneighboring city, she said to a friend, with referenceto the possibility of not returning, "I am like a passenger, with my ticket in my hand, waiting at the station till the train come up." According to her secretanticipation the train did come up, ere the visit wasover, and she was carried gently away.Sleep is a very impressive and appropriate Christianname for death. If we were not made indifferent byfamiliarity, with it, natural sleep would seem a verysolemn and mysterious experience. We might wellbe familiar with death, for we have a symbol and rehearsal of it every night. We might be familiar withthe resurrection, for we have a symbol and rehearsal of it every morning. If faith were lively, we might liedown every night as an infant lies down to sleep in amother s arms: we might be comforted in the morningwhen we awaked by remembering that this same Jesusstands yet at the right hand of the throne, girt formighty work, as our protector, and alert to receiveall his own, when life is over, into the joy of theLord.