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Soul-sight, Or a Story of Jericho.

Soul-sight, Or a Story of Jericho.

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
BY REV. DAVID GREGG

" And Jesus asked him saying : " What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee ? " And he said : ' Lord, that I may receive my sight.' " — Luke xviii. 41
BY REV. DAVID GREGG

" And Jesus asked him saying : " What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee ? " And he said : ' Lord, that I may receive my sight.' " — Luke xviii. 41

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SOUL-SIGHT, OR A STORY OF JERICHO. BY REV. DAVID GREGG " And Jesus asked him saying : " What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee ? " And he said : ' Lord, that I may receive my sight.' " — Luke xviii. 41 Why do I choose this text, and from it evolve this subject? Let me answer. One morning while I was reading my daily lesson from the Book in my tower studio, I came across this story of Bartimaeus. As I read it, I was suddenly startled by a cry which rang through the air. It was a cry with a quiver in it, and it sent a quiver through me. Was it a real cry, or was it only the creation of my brain ? It was a cry which leaped out from one of the verses of the chapter I was reading. It was the cry of the blind man who eighteen hundred years ago begged on the highway near the city of Jericho. Twice it was uttered and twice I heard it : " Jesus thou Son of David have mercy on me! " "Jesus thou Son of David have mercy on me ! " This cry which leaped from the printed page I read could not have been more mov-
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ing in its effect upon me if it had been uttered by a living voice, and that voice the voice of 262 NEW EPISTLES FROM OLD LANDS. Bartimaeus himself. It made me one with that crowd which surged along the highway. It made Jesus real to me, it made the blind beggar real to me, it made the miracle of healing real to me. I read the story through, and then I read it a second time and a third time. After the third reading the suggestion came to me : " Why not take a thought-trip to Palestine and visit Bartimaeus, and get the story from his own lips ? " The suggestion was so pleasing that I took the first thought-ship that came along, and in five ticks of the clock I was there. At the first tick of the clock I was at Liverpool, at the second I was at Alexandria, at the third I was at Joppa, at the fourth I was at Jerusalem, and at the fifth tick I was at Jericho. I had no trouble in finding the house of Barti-maeus, for when on one of the streets of Jericho
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I asked " Where does Bartimaeus live ? " The fingers of no less than half a dozen bystanders pointed out his house, and no less than half a dozen voices said in unison, " Yonder is where he lives! His home is right across the street from the house of Zaccheus ! " My knock at the door was responded to by Bar-timaeus himself. I knew him at once. How? There was in his eyes, and in every feature of his face, the play of the holy light of Jesus Christ. Let Jesus Christ work in or on a man, and that man receives at once an unmistakable transfigura-tion. SOUL- SIGHT, OR A STORY OFJERICHO. 263 I never had such a visit with any one as I had with that man. I never had any man shake hands with me as he shook hands with me. His greet-ing was cordiality itself, and the willing relation of his story was an enthusiasm. He lives to talk
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