That was just what He had come for; " The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor ; He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised." That day was " the Scripture fulfilled " in their ears. There were the " poor," the " broken-hearted," the " cap tives," the " blind," the " bruised " ; and there, before them, was the Healer, the Consoler, full of desire for His work. There was God s grace, ready to flow over, seeking, striving to find those for whom to do its mighty works ; and there were those whose days were spent in looking out for its coming, and for whose necessities and sufferings, in body and soul, it was the only hope. There they were both to gether, the power and goodness of Christ, and they who so deeply needed them. But the two could not meet. It was as if there were an in vincible barrier between them. Christ was with His lost sheep, and we know what He could and would have done for them ; but something kept Him from them, and them from Him.