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'Heavenly Recognition by Im
plication of Its Rejection."
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centre of life surrounded with a
crust and circumference of mortali
"Not now, but in the coming years
It may be in the better land;
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And there, sometime, we'll under
We'll catch the broken threads
And finish what we here began;
Heaven will the mysteries explain,
And then, ah, then, we'll under
4. Rejection of This Doctrine
Means a Refusal of an Object to Our
Love. Even if the Bible gave no hint
of it, do you not see that the deepest,
noblest instincts that God has im
planted in us cry out for the recog
nition of our departed friends and
loved ones? And where God is con
cerned it is not too much to say that
the deepest, holiest instincts are, in
a" sense, PROPHECIES.
Hitherto, instinct has been con
ceived as fossilized- history, "A flake
of anthracite is really condensed
fern and flower. The instinct in a
bee is really the fossilized memory
of a thousand generations of honey
bees." The bird reared amid the
rushes of Lake Michigan has no ex
perience to guide it toward Florida
when the autumn sky is clouded and
^he chill creeps into the air; but the
young bird has the ancestral instinct
and finds its way through the path
less air, lone wandering but not lost,
toward the tropic land where the sun
warms the rose bush into roses and
the orange bough into golden fruit
and the grape vine into purple clus
ters. The bird is guided from the
. chill land where the woodman's axe
fells the tree mantled with snow to
the place where the pickaninny plays
in the sunshine at the cabin door.
But today it is not the HISTORI
CAL but the PROPHETIC side of
instinct that has gript man's .?atten
tion. This prophetic note deserves
careful attention. No glow worm or
beetle ever followed instinct and
was deceived thereby. God keeps His
word with the sparrow and the
flocks of wild geese. Will He break
His word with His children, made in
His own image. Does nature speak
truth to the wild fowl, lone wander
ing but not lost, as it wings its way
southward? Then when man stands
with adoring thoughts under the
midnight sky, crying out "My Fath
er, my Father!" there is One stand
ing behind the star fires who makes
response. And when the soul that
on Him hath leaned for repose in
that hour when it goes down into the
valley and the shadow, leans on Him
it find*' rest for its weariness and a
pillow for its head. When the tumult
and the shouting of earth's voices
come, in the time when the feg
chokes the throat, there is One who ,
says, "Let not your heart be trou
"I go to prove my soul,
I see my way as birds their track- .
I shall arrive! What time, what cir
I ask not; but unless God sends His
Or blinding fire balls, sleet or stif
In good time, Hjs good time, I shall
He guides me and the birds, in His
For where I listen, music, and where
Our noblest instincts are in a
sense prophecies. This passionate af
fection, the noblest thing that God
has implanted in us, makes it impos
sible-to believe that we should be but
solitary isolated spirits among a
crowd of others whom we did not
know-that we should live in the
society of happy souls hereafter and
never know that the spirit next to us
was that of a mother or husband or
friend or child.
We don't love mere abstractions.
We don't love mere essences. We
don't think of God as just a "Divine
Urge" which urges us to no object
for our love. Love and friendship
must be for SOMEONE, some PER
SON. If we don't know anyone then
we cannot love anyone. Human love
must die without an object.
"Dear heavenly friend that cannot
Mine, mine, forever mine ....
Far off thou art, but ever nigh;
I have thee still and I rejoice;
I prosper circled with thy voice;
I shall not lose thee tho I die."
Let no one dismiss this as "mere
poetry." It is not a mathematical
proof to be sure. But it is something
better. It is an expression of the in
stinct, the PROPHETIC instinct, of
the human soul, which demands an
object for its love.
5. Rejecting This Theory We Re
ject God as a God of the Individual.
There will be great throngs: in heav
en. No doubt of that. They shall
come from the North, the South, the
East, the West. -John, on the mount
of inspiration looked upon this mul
titude and said, "Thousands upon
thousands." Then ten thousands
times ten thousands." And then
"one hundred and four thousands
and thousands * of thousands." And
then "a great multitude which man
can not number."
And in that city of teeming mil
lions we wonder how we shall know
our loved ones who there abide. Have
we forgotten that God is a God of
the individual as well as of the na
tions? Have we forgotten that He
who is the God of hosts is also the
God of Jacob. God cannot be just
an idol of the mind, a universal ab
stract law and have power to satisfy
the craving of the individual human
heart for individual recognition. He
IS the God of the universe. But He
must not stop with being the God of
the universe. He must be MY God
and YOUR God.
Science has revealed the universe
as stretching out toward the infinite
ly big. Science has also revealed to
us the universe resting inward to
ward the infinitely small.
If I take the wings of the telescope
and journey outward toward the dis
tant star worlds, I shall find a God
who cares for the individual. If I
take the wings of the microscope and
journey inward to the dust on a
moth's wing I shall find a God con
cerned about the most common place
matters, matters of the individual. I
shall find in the powder that whitens
the wings of the moth corpuscles of
inconceivable smallness, and each
corpuscle composed of molecules,
immeasurably smaller and each mol
ecule a compound of atoms and each
atom a whole system of electrons,
whirling as bees in a room. There
I learn that with equal ease and con
cern God cares for the fluctuations
i of the atoms and the pertubations
'of the solar system. The microscope
teaches that the God of "hosts" is
still the God of "Jacob."
Do you remember how God de
scribed Himself in a passage which
Jesus used as an argument for the
reality of the life beyond? He said:
"I AM the God of Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob!" Not I WAS the God of
Abraham, when he was alive; not I
WAS the God of Isaac when he was
on earth; not I WAS the God of Ja
cob when he lived on earth! But the
relation was an actual and existing
one. God stood to them in the re
lation of their personal God-who
knew them as Abraham, Isaac and
Jacob! Thank God for that!
God counts the hairs of our heads.
God numbers our footsteps. Not a
sparrow falls but He knows. The
Good Shepherd knows his sheep by
name. Our names are written in
heaven. Jesus said: "Rejoice because
your names are written in heaven."
Up there we shall not be lost and
merged into some vast ocean of be
ing. We shall exist and live as our
selves. ' Life hereafter will be con
scious, individual, personal.
When we reach there after our
long journey it will not be as the
Amazon losing itself in the Atlantic
or as the Mississippi losing its iden
tity in the Gulf of Mexico.
"The stars shine over the earth,
The stars shine over the sea,
The stars look up to the mighty
The stars look down on me.
The stars shall live for a million
A million years and a day,
But Christ and I will live and love
When the stars have passed away."
Conclusion: Dear friends, there is
going to be a great meeting in the
house of many mansions one of God's
days, when with our fightings all over
and our victories won, we lay down
the old rugged cross to take up our
crown. And there is but one ques
tion Ihave to ask as I close. That is
this: Are you ready for the mansion
Oh! "Eye hath not seen nor ear
heard neither hath it entered into the
minds of man the things God hath
prepared" for our loved ones yonder
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Coincident with the Increase t
telephone material and equlpmc
The advance in telephone mat
telephone plant: a
I 1 80-rt. Class C Chestnut Pol
I 1 80-ft Class CP Pole_
j 1 Cet Ml. No. 12 Iron Wire _..
; 1 Cet Ml. No. 12 Copper Wire
? 1000 ft 100 pr. 22 Ga. Aerial
) X000 ft 600 pr. 22 Ga. U. G.
; 100 ft. 4-duct Single Clay Coi
I I subscriber's Drop Installed ..
? 1 subscriber's Station installed
! 1 subscriber's Station installed
i 1 section No. 1 subscriber's S
[ 1 section No. 1 Toll Switchb
[ Buildings per cubic toot_
Today the average price
terlal ls more than 97 per
There ls no present Indi*
prices will be lower.
The combined effect of t
wage bill, and the prices ol
that lt costs the Company
to construct, maintain and
amount of plant that forme
The cost of construction <
ors of the property, being
the capital account of the
The cost of replacement
Plant concerns the owners
being paid for out of the
Practically all of this f
Upon a baslB of pre-war cc
costs make lt inadequate,
f bs supplemented by new
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and for us. Up there every house is a
palace, every step a triumph, every
day a jubilee, every covering of the
head a coronation, every meal is a
banquet, every hour a rapture, every
moment an ecstacy.
There is Christ standing in the
temple-Christ the sacrifice the sun,
the star, the man, the God.. Let us all
get ready to take our stand there
with Him. Do you love the beautiful?
Then go look on the Rose of Sharon,
even Jesus. Do you love music? Then
go there and listen to the music of
His voice. Are you a mathematician?
Then go and help count the years of
His reign. Do you know explorers?
Then urge them to join the happy
throng that there they may discover
the breadth of His love. Have you
had the military spirit sanctified for
the cause of liberty? Then get thee
along the journey that there you
may see the Captain of your Salva
tion. Are you an astronomer or do
you love astronomy? Then go look
at the Morning Star. Are you a law
yer? Then hasten thy preparation
that you may be ready to stand un
ashamed before Him who will judge
the quick and the dead. Are you a
physician? Then, as you go on your
blessed ministry of healing the sick,
make ready to look on Him who was
wounded for our transgressions, who
died, the just for .the unjust that He
might bring us to God. And now
"Unto Him who shed for our sin His
own blood and made us kings and
priests unto God, to Him be the
glory in the church throughout all
ages, world without end" . . Amen!
As David said concerning his dead
child do we say these words about
our loved and departed. They shall
not come to us, but through Christ
we shall go to them. And when we
go to them we shall know them even
as we shall be like Christ and see
Him as He is!
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By J. Eppi Brown, President
ELL TELEPHONE & TELEGRAI
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it will tell you why and what you can
service for the Immediate future.
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It would surprise you to know the
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Mrs. J. N. Rose, Verona, Pa., writes
"Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has
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friends to visit our store
lave the largest stock of
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made at present day costs.
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concerns the telephone user,
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ant constructed today and to- ??>;.
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operation, paid for out of the
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and material when the plant F<
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placement fund to replace the . -:
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