DILIGECE— TRUE LIGHT BY ROBERT STUART MacARTHUR There was the true light, even the light which lighteth every man, coming into the world. John i: 9. Thou who art Light, shine on each soul: Thou who art Truth, each mind control, Open our eyes and make us see The path, which leads to heaven and Thee. — John Hay. CHE light of Christ in the gospel is bright, but not daz- zling; it is warm, but not scorching. The incarna- tion of Christ enables us to look without blindness upon his person. We could not gaze upon the unclouded glories of the Son of God. He dwells in light to which no man can approach; in His presence even the angels veil their faces. His incarnation for a time drew a cloud across the face of the sun; he laid aside his glory in consenting to become the child of the manger. This temporary conceal- ment of his glory was a part of his voluntary humiliation. In marvellous condescension he became a babe honoring the cradle, a boy glorifying boyhood, and a man exalting manhood to the divine standard ; and now we may gaze with mingled love and admiration upon the lineaments of di- vinity, softened as they are seen in the mirror of humanity. O Come into that mellowed light to-day! Make Jesus the object of your loving contemplation, and his glory shall shine in your face.