” Mary hath chosen the best part, which shall not be taken away from her.” — St. Luke x. 42. There was great commotion in the little household of Bethany that evening. The Master had come, it may be quite unexpectedly, with several of his disciples. Martha, the bustling, anxious housekeeper, was at once full… Read More Housekeeper


SUFFERING PATIENTLY FOR CHRIST. Negrino and Paschali exercised their ministry in Calabria, in comforting the persecuted Waldenseians among the woods and mountains. But when the sufferers were closely hunted, the preachers were not likely to escape. At the instance of the inquisitor, they were both apprehended. Negrino was starved to death in prison at Cosenza.… Read More Handcuffs


  “Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar; and lo ! God hath given thee all them that sail with thee,” ACTS  xxvii, 24. …  The fears of Paul were all useless, except that tender, filial fear, which is inseparable from Christian faith. This the event will show. On the fourteenth night,… Read More Gale


  “But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.” John 19:34. … While our Lord lived, He was the subject of every form of scorn. He was scourged as none but a felon might be according to the Roman Law. He was spat upon… Read More Felon


  “And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired ; but he delivered Jesus to their will.” — Luke 23:25 … [B]efore Barabbas, as his only prospect, indeed, was the awful death of crucifixion. He knew what that meant. Long hours of unspeakable agony;… Read More Dislocated