CHRIST'S MIISTRY— CHRIST KOCKIG BY ROBERT STUART MacARTHUR Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. Rev. 3: 20. O Voice Divine, which I have sometimes heard Cleaving through darkness and the troubled night, Ring in my ears, break with Thy trenchant might The slumber of my soul. Speak Thy great word ! ot bread, not bread I ask, but to be stirred With that supremest sound which heard aright Means consciousness, security, and sight — A present heaven, not a hope deferred. — Caroline Hazard. eOD will not violate the laws which he himself has es- tablished. He might break down man's resistance to him by displays of his power, but that is not his method. He stands at the door of the heart and knocks. He knocks at the door of faith, and hope, and love, and reason. With one blow he might shatter the door and destroy the whole structure. He will not strike that blow. He respects the laws of being which he himself has ordained. He is the sovereign and we know it. He will not encroach upon our divinely-given freedom. Involuntary obedience is not obe- dience. The bolts to the heart's door are on the inside. You must recognize the divine drawing and rise and pull back the bolt. It is man's glory that he is so endowed.