Romans, the

18, 19. The escape of Peter had been altogether unobserved by the soldiers who guarded him. The two who were chained to him in the prison slept on till day, and those guarding the outside changed their watches at the regular hours without suspecting any thing wrong within. (18) “Now when it was day, there was no small… Read More Romans, the

Odors

“He that eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, hath everlasting life, and I will raise him up In the last day. For My flesh Is meat Indeed, and My blood is drink Indeed.” — John VI : 65,66. … St. Thomas says: “All the graces which our Savior Jesus Christ in His humanity brought… Read More Odors

Missing

“And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem ; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.  But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey ; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.  And when they found… Read More Missing

Malaria

We had ascertained at the Falls the sad fate of the Missionaries of the London Society. Our friend from Natal, Mr. Baldwin, had found them at a well in the desert suffering from hunger ; they had no horses, without which game there cannot easily be procured. They had failed to kill the rhinoceroses which… Read More Malaria

Housekeeper

” 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

Handcuffs

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

Gale

  “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