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Instantly his face is so radiant it is
evident that he had just heard the
name of his best friend.
"Who was Jesus? Why, sir, it was
fesus who made life all that it is to
"I had long been a leper, but one
Jay I saw Jesus coming down a
nountain, followed by a great multi
tude, and without stopping to think
what I was doing, I ran and fell on
my face before Him, and cried out,
'Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make
"Instead of rebuking me, as I de
served for my insane presumption,
He laid his hand upon me and said,
'I will. Be thou clean,' and instantly,
I was sound and well again, for my
flesh had become like that of a little
The next witness I would like to
call is a woman; a matron who has
silver in her hair, but her face is
peaceful, and has a look of happy
Let me ask her the greai question
"Who was Jesus?" and atLthe natne
a great light transfigures her a She
says with tears of joy iii fief SV'eS:
"Why, sir, it was glfisj WH6
brought my son again to life wH6H
he was dead, and all was 6 dark and
desolate in my poor heart The Boy
was all I had, but one day he was
brought home very ill and ih three
days he was dead.
"The time came for his burial and
we were taking his poor body out to
the place of the dead and when we
had almost come to the grave we
met a large company, and a man
came forward who looked upon ne
with great compassion and said,
"Then he came and touched the
bier and said: 'toiihg man, I say
unto thee, arise! Then he that was
dead sat up and began to speak, and
then he was restored to me and we
returned to our home with great joy.
"And sir, that was Jesus who gave
me back my boy, and my son who
was dead is alive again, become one 1
of His most earnest disciples from
WHO THEN WAS JESUS?
It was Jesus who wrought all the
great and mighty works we have
been considering. It was Jesus who
had compassion on the multitude,
who wept over Jerusalem and at the
grave of Lazarus. It was Jesus who
never turned a deaf ear to the cry
of the needy who sought His help.
It was Jesus who never lifted His
hand except in blessing and what He
did while here in the flesh He is still
doing spiritually in a thousandfold
greater sense all over the world, for
He is the changeless Christ, who is
the same yesterday, today and for
That is who He was and is, and al
ways will be.
All hail the power of Jesus' name!
Let angels prostrate fall.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him Lord of all!
RMly Sunday's sermon for Friday
will be "BarabbW
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"What do you like most about my
famous painting of this sunset, Miss
"The frame, Mr. Dauberly." '