FLAG DAY— REFLECTI G CHRIST BY ROBERT STUART MacARTHUR Seeing it is God, that said, Light shall shine out

of darkness, who shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ 2 Cor. 4:6.

For behind each image saintly, Beams the light of Jesus' name As the hnes lie dim and lightlyIn the Gothic window frame, Till the sunlight touch the pane, Rising o'er the fretted fane, And each form and gorgeous hue Starts to sight distinct and true, So doth many a sin-stained creature Catch a glory from Christ's face, And His light is on His feature That our own should love to trace. — Cecil Francis Alexander.

^^=nHE glory we behold when gazing upon Christ sinks ^*-^ into our own souls, changes our inner being, and then, as a natural consequence, our outer life. This is the wonderful, the truly miraculous, the gloriously divine metamorphosis by which a sinner becomes a saint. The wonders

of grace surpass the wonders of ature. God in re-creation gives us grander displays of wisdom, power and glory than in creation in its highest development. Finely it has been said that in the presence of Christ we have not the twilight of evening but of morning, and however bright the light may be now, we know that the curtain shall one day lift higher arcd higher and beyond we shall have glory on glory.

Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant: save me in Thy loving kindness. Amen. Ps. 31 : 16.

168 ROYAL MESSAGES 6-16 Beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit; perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Cor. 7: I.

The glory of our life below Comes not from what we do, or what we know, But dwells forevermore in what we are. — Rev. Henry J. Van Dyke. "We are of far too infinite an essence To rest contented with the lies of time. — James Russell Lowell.

THE noblest manhood is formed in godliness; godliness

is God likeness. It is unlikeness to God which banishes us from God's presence. Religion is the binding of the soul to God ; irreligion is irrational. Religion is the highest possible reason. Ungodliness is also unmanliness. Many people have the idea that to be manly is to be ungodly^ that to be religious is to be effeminate. ever was there a greater mistake. As we become like Jesus Christ we become noble in manhood, purified in heart, and exalted in character. Jesus Christ was the perfect man of the human race, and the race becomes ennobled as it grows like Jesus Christ. All that is beautiful in womanhood and noble in manhood was in Jesus Christ.

I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto. ... I will set no base thing before mine eyes. Amen. Ps. loi: 2, 3.

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