of the kingdom of God, and the hope of redemption. Jesus' blessing to the pure in heart is that they shall see God. He spoke to a Master in Israel of the new birth, without which no man can see the kingdom of God. The first Christian martyr, "being ftdl of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God." The missionary apostle, who had learned what all trial is, knows no better way of describing who the Christians are than by calling them those who " look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen." The true Christian life was, in his expe-rience of it, a " looking unto Jesus." Faith is living Faith a Preparation for Sight. 3 as " seeing him who is invisible/' Not yet, indeed, have believers ascended into the immediate vision of God ; " But we all, ^vith open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." The Christian hope, which we are told should now purify our hearts, is that " we shall see him as he is."