THE SUPTER CHAMBER. 99 Lord, and He Bhall sustain thee." The very posture of the liple si lows us the repose of his affections in Christ. What a sweet resting-place for the heart! He who had not where to lay His head presents His bosom for us to lean upon. Reader, may this place of nearness and repose be your place, now that treason is gathering round the person of the Lord and His truth on every side of us. " Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom He spake." .Mark, reader, there were three kinds of disciples in this room, corresponding exactly with three in the world now. There was one very near to Jesus, with a heart filled with His love ; this was John. There was another, a true disci- ple, but at a distance, and with the evidences of distance in his character, hesitation, want of confidence, fear ; this was Peter. There was another, bearing the profession of disciple, but with Satan in his heart; this was Judas. These are the three classes of disciples now in the world, and there are no others. But what use did the beloved disciple make of his nearness ? He used it for the brethren's sake, to ask their questions, to relieve their minds, and to solve their doubts and difficulties. Peter, conspicuous on all occasions for boldness of character, is not generally the last to ask a question. In this case he is. As he looked on John in that place of nearness and intimacy, he feels that he is the one to ask the Lord that question, because the bosom of Jesus is such a place to ask it from. Words which must halt with fear and dread anywhere else, may flow freely there. "Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him." Ah, the boldest know how to value the disciple leaning on Jesus.