PERSO AL RECTITUDE— GOD'S THOUGHTS BY ROBERT STUART MacARTHUR

Who maketh the clouds His chariot; who walketh upon the wings of the wind; who maketh winds His messengers; flames of fire His ministers. Ps. 104: 3, 4.

Oh how the sight of things that are great enlarges the eyes, Lead me out of the narrow life to the peace of the hills and skies. — Rev. Henry J. Van Dyke. The sun, the moon, the stars, the seas, the hills and the plains Are not these, O soul, the vision of Him that reigns. — Alfred Tennyson.

IT is an utter mistake to suppose that unchristian men get more joy out of this world, even if this world were all, than do Christian men. The Christian man sees in all the affairs of life tokens of his Father's presence and blessing. As a child can better understand the voice of his father than a stranger, so the true Christian may be the most intelligent and appreciative student of nature. Its manifold voices are the echoes of the one voice of his Father in heaven. He reads God's beautiful thoughts in the flowers, his brilliant thoughts in the stars, and his majestic thoughts in the mountains. The whole world is the incarnation of his Father's thought of love, and he himself he believes to be the object of his Father's unceasing care, and so he joyfully passes along his way the happy possessor of time and eternity.

Thy loving-kindness is great unto the heavens, and Thy truth unto the skies. Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let Thy glory be above all the earth. Amen. Ps. 57: 10, II.

190 ROYAL MESSAGES 7-8 Even as the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you; abide ye in my love. John 15: 9.

The ills we see, The mysteries of sorrow deep and long. The enigmas of permitted wrong Have all one kej: This sad strange world is but our Father's school; All chance and change His love shall grandly overrule. My cloud of battle dust may dim, His veil of splendor curtain Him; And in the midnight of my fear, I may not feel Him standing near; But, as I lift mine eyes above, His banner over me was love. — Unknown Author.

©Y the breadth of God's love we may understand its reach to all ages and all classes of sinners ; its breadth is a girdle that surrounds the globe. By its length we may understand its continuance from everlasting to everlasting; its vast reach from the eternal purpose in the mind of God to the eternal blessedness in the experience of the true believer. By its depth we may understand its stooping to the lowest condition in our fallen race; to the deepest de-

pravity of the most sinful soul. By its height we may understand the lofty altitude to which it raises men in their completed redemption; the infinite dignity which shall be theirs as sons of God and occupants of his throne. We may know something of that which passeth all knowledge, and may apprehend something of that mystery of redemption which is the outcome of God's infinite love.

I love Jehovah because he hath heard my voice and my supplication. Jehovah I beseech Thee, deliver my soul. Amen. Ps. 116: i, 4.

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