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SATTJEDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 26, 1901.
Normannaheimen
GREAT MAN COMING
Bishop Yon Scheele Will Arrive
Next Thursday Morning.
A RECEPTION IN HIS HONOR
la the Evening the Bishop Will Con
vey Kins Oscar's Greeting to
Ilia People Here.
Knut Hennlng Gezellus yon Scheele,
bishop of the diocese of Visby, of the
Church of Sweden, and special envoy of
King Oscar to the Augustana Swedish Lu
theran synod of America, will arrive in
Minneapolis next Thursday morning. He
la making a tour of the United States,
primarily to visit the Swedish Lutheran
educational Institutions and the larger
congregations. Mrs. yon Scheole accom
panies the bishop on his tour.
Bishop yon Scheele is 63 years old. He
■was a prominent figure in Upsala univer
sity for more than a quarter of a cen
tury and was afterward appointed bishop
of Vlsby in 1885. (He is an author of note,
some of his work having been translated
Into several languages. The bishop is a
Christian gentleman of ideal character,
full of love for the church and for human
ity. He is progressive and up to date,
without being a liberal and radical. This
visit is looked upon as the highest possi
ble form of an official recognition of the
Swedish Lutheran church, the Augustana
synod, of this country, 'by the mother
church, the Lutheran church of Sweden.
The bishop was a member of the house
of nobles in the Swedish parliament under
the old regime, and Is now again a mem
ber of parliament by election. He has a
■wonderful range of experience and an in
timate knowledge of state affairs, and
of church politics es well. It would be
difficult to find a person in all Sweden so
well informed on everything as the bishop
of Visby. He was president of the con
gress of religions at Stockholm during the
exposition of 1897, and some
Yon Scheele Is the name of a large and
ancient family of nobility, well known
both in Germany and Sweden. The great
chemist, Yon Scheele, belonged to the
wune family. The bishop in outward ap
pearance resembles his majesty King
Oscar very much. They both walk with
the same dignified and yet aesthetic step,
both have the same pleasing voice, the
same sincere handshake (frequently using
both hands) and would easily be taken for
brothers. The king Is a little taller and
more rotund than the bishop, but each
-wears a full cropped beard. Tourists have
especially observed the sameness of their
volca The bishop Is one of the nearest
and closest advisers of the king.
Bishop and Mrs. yon Scheele are ex
pected to arrive over the North-West era
at 9:05 Thursday. They will be met by a
reception committee consisting of Dr. J.
B. Carlson, Dr. C. J. Petrl, President
Wahlstrom of Gustavus Adolphus college,
Dr. L. A. Johnston of St. Paul and 'Profes
eor C. G. Schultz of St. Paul.
The guests will bo conducted to the
West hotel and left to their own com
fort until 2 p. m., when a reception and
a luncheon will be given in their honor.
The bishop will be welcomed to the state
by Dr. John Premling, president of the
Minnnesota conference of the Augustana
synod, and by Dr. J. S. Carlson and Pres
ident Wahlstrom in behalf of Gustavus
Adolphus college. A brief reply will be
made by the bishop.
In the evening Bishop yon ScheHe will
appear at the Augustana church. Seventh
street and Eighth avenue S, where the
pastor, Dr. Petri, will welcome the dis
tinguished guest on behalf of the con
gregation. In his response, the bishop
will convoy the greetings of King Oscar
to the Swedish people in this country and
■will speak at some length of the rela
tions between the Church of Sweden and
the Augustana synod. He Is expected to
dispose of the claims of the Swedish
Episcopalians in America to recognition
by the Church of Sweden.
BAZAAR OF THE TIRXERS
Attracting; Blgr Crowd* to Nonuanla
Hall Thin Week.
Large crowds gather nightly at the fair
being held this week by the Norwegian
Turners at Normanna hall. The pro
grams continue to be interesting and va
ried, and the original features are novel
and entertaining. As a money maker the
venture has proven a success.
The fair closes next Monday evening
with th© customary grand drawing and a
ball. A special feature in the form of a
cafe chantant will be held to-morrow aft
ernoon. The program for the cafe chantant
and to-morrow evening are as follows:
AFTERNOON.
Overture Normanna Orchestra
Song Quartet Spurven
Violin solo with piano accompaniment.
Misses Helga and Minnie Damm.
Song
St. Paul Nordmaendene's Singing Society's
Ladles' Quartet.
Song Society Fram, St. Paul
Cakewalk (entirely new) Girls' Class
Song C. S. Laird
"Norske FJeldmelodler"
Messrs. E. Oulte and O. Shlbley.
Parallel bar with pyramids.
Norwegian Turners.
EVENING.
Overture Normanna Orchestra
Address James Peterson
Fancy march and drill Girls' Class
Song.Norm. Singing Society's Mixed Chorus
Vaulting and somersaults Norw. Turners
Song Viking Singing Society
Cakewalk (entirely new) Girls' Class
Illustrated songs Messrs. Colby and Brath
Pantomime Plf-Paf-Puf and Miss •
A SPLENDID PROGRAM
That of the M'ennerlmrK Memorial
Concert Nov. 13.
No better proof of Wennerberg's won
derful versatility as a musical composer
could be furnished than th* program for
the Wennerberg memorial concert to be
held at the Swedish tabernacle, Wednes
day evening, Nov. 13. The range is great,
each selection so well known that one is
almost led to believe that Wennerberg
composed all of Sweden's best music, did
not the names of Bellman, Soderman and
others prominently suggest themselves.
From the gay merriment and light
hearted sentiment of Oluntarne to his
martial patriotic songs and stately psalms
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is a wide compass, but every composition
is a gem, tuneful, inspiring and singable.
There is not one vrhich would not have
made iU author or composer famous. Tb«
enthusiasm with which the choruses are
rehearsing presages an excellent per
formance.
Tiokets have been distributed among
the members of the chorus and they
should find a ready sale everywhere, prin
cipally on account of the general excel
lence of the entertainment, but also for
the reason that the funds will be devoted
to a worthy institution, the Swedish hos
pital. The complete program Is aa fol
lows:
Peasant Wedding m. Soderman
Orchestra.
When Israel Went Out of Egypt.
(Pb. 114) Wennerberg
Lift Up Your Heads, O, To Gates.
(Pa. 24) Wennerberg
Grand Chorus.
Solos by Messrs. J.F. Dahl and G. Holmqulst.
Hear Us, Svea (Hor Os, Svea)... Wennerberg
Male Chorus.
Dust, Sunset (Solnedgang) Wennerberg
Messrs. Dahl and Holmqulst.
Concerto, op. 25, allegro moderato,
adagio, allegro giocoso.. .Gustavus Johnson
At the piano, Mrs. Frank Fayette Fletcher,
accompanied by full orchestra, directed by
the composer.
O God, Who Guideth the Fates of
Nations Wennerberg
Male Chorus.
Vocal solo
Gustaf Holmqulst.
DJupt i Hafvet Wennerberg
Orpheus Singing Society.
Hallelujah (Ps. 113) Wennerberg
Grand Chorus.
Solo
Stand Firm, Ye Guardian Knights of
Light (Sta Stark) Wennerberg
Grand Male Chorus.
Duet. The Castle Bell (Slotts
klockan) Wennerberg
Messrs. Dahl and Holmqutst.
Praise God in His Sanctuary (Ps.
150) Wennerberg
Grand Chorus.
THE DANISH HOC*
la < rowtliiiK Into the Markets of Its
American Comln.
The American hog has a European rival.
Denmark has come into the field as a pro
ducer and exporter of hogs and hog prod
ucts, with a growth at least interesting
if not suggestive to American producers
of a commodity whose export value grew
from $84,908,698 In 1891 to $119,961,503 in
1901. The fact that hog products form
the largest single item in the exportations
of the United States, having exceeded last
year by $2,000,000 those of the manufac
tures of iron and steel, whose exports
have attracted so much attention, lends
interest to some facts which have Just
reached the treasury bureau of statistics
regarding the remarkable development of
the hog-packing industry of Denmark.
This information is published in the
"Danish Export Review," and show* that
the number of head of swine in Denmark
has increased from 301,000 in 1861 to 771,
--000 in 1881 and 1,168,000 in 1898, the latest
year for which statistics are available.
The prohibition of the importation of live
hogs into Germany and the United King
dom, which countries were Denmark's
principal customers in this line, resulted
in the establishment of slaughter-houses
in Denmark and the increase in the pro
duction of Danish bacon and hams in re
cent years has been phenomenal. The ex
ports of hams and bacon from Denmark
have grown from 9,120,000 Danish pounds
in 1878 to 129,700,000 Danish pounds in
1898; the value increasing from 4,110,000
kroner in 1878 to 47,800.000 kroner in 1898,
the value of the crown being 26.8 c.
As a consequence of the change from
the export of live swine to that of slaugh
tered animals, the slaughter-houses have
risen to the greatest importance in Den
mark during the last_f£n^r fifteen years.
Whilst formerly the slaughter-houses be
longed to private individuals, a large
number of Joint and co-operative slaugh
ter-houses have been esfablished during
this period.
Great Calamity In Sweden.
One of Sweden's most popular institutions,
the "smorgaas bord," or lunch table, ia
threatened with extinction. It may not be
generally knowu in America, but nevertheless
all Swedish restaurants maintain a lunch
table at dinner. It Is not a "free lunch,"
but it has one point of striking similarity In
common. The "guectg" root around with
their forks in everything on. to* tabla. la
Sweeten, however, a charge of 60 ore (about 14
cents) Is charged for tW» privilege of the
"emorgaas," but as It also Includes a pony
of brandy, the institution, although popular,
Is far from profitable.
1 The lunch 4* Intended simply as an appeti
ser to too regular dinner, but certain people
manage to satisfy the Inner void at the lunch
counter and forget consequently that there is
a dining-room near by,
A Swedish smorgaas bord Is quite as com
plete as the American free lunch, consisting
of sandwiches, cheese, herring, warm fish and
meats, more than enough to take the edge oS
the appetite, even If one makes use of the
dining-room. One course and dessert will
suffice.
The restaurateurs of Malmo have abolished
the lunch feature, those In Stockholm threat
en to do so, and the ancient institution seams
to bo doomed.
I,eif Erikaon Recognized.
Judging from the tone of the press in its
utterances on the unveiling of the Leif Erik
son statue in Humboldt park, all Chicago is
prepared to accept the old Norse version of
the discovery of America by the vikings. The
Chicago Chronicle in particular gives a com
prehensive account of the pre-Columbian voy
ages to America and speaks of the journeys
of Lelf Erikson as a part of authentic his
tory.
When it Is considered that the Norsemen
had flourishing colonies on Iceland and
Greenland as early as the ninth century, and
America is no further from Greenland than
Iceland from Norway, it Is inconceivable that
the daring and hardy vikings did not continue
their voyages further than Greenland. Dr.
John Fiske, who made quite a study of the
Norsemen, was convinced that they reached
America, and even maintained a colony there
for many years.
Norway's Defenses.
The Norwegian government estimates for
the coming fiscal year show a probable in
come of 102,500,000 kroner and expenses 500.
--800,000. The ordinary military budget calls
for 14,000,000 kroner and the extraordinary
budget for 3,500,000, divided as follows: For
the harbor defenses at Christlania, 1,180,000
kroner; rapid fire artillery, 1,400,000 kroner;
continuation of th» fortifications at Chrls
tianssand, 800,000 kroner, and completion of
mines in Bergen harbor, 120,000 kroner. "
Many look upon the big military budget as
a quiet preparation for war, and the sensa
tion mongers have not neglected the oppor
tunity to "get busy" with predictions. There
need "be no fear. The best of understanding
exists between Norway and Sweden. The for
mer enna-ity has given way to a brotherly re
spect and a sincere- desire to reach complete
harmony.
Authority on Leprosy.
A recent number of the British Medical
Journal contains a lengthy biographical
sketch of Dr. G. H. A. Hanson, by Dr. H.
P. Lee. Dr. Hanson has achieved a world
wide fame In the medical world by his atten
tion to leprosy and its contagious character.
Since 1868, when he was appointed assistant
physician at the Bergen leprosy hospital, he
has devoted himself to the work. He has
written many interesting and valuable treat
ises, beginning with one In 1869, when he was
but 28 years old. His discovery of the^ bacil
lus of leprosy was made in 1878, or ten years
before Dr. Koch discovered the bacillus of
tuberculosis.
Norway's Wealth.
From the statistical bureau at Christlania'
4t is learned that the taxable property of Nor
way 1« placed at 1,097,800 739, considerably
over half being found in the country. The
richest city is, of course, Christlania, fol
lowed by Bergen, Throndhjem, Drammra and
Stavanger In the order named. The richest
province or county is Akershus and the poor
est is Finmarken.
Minneapolis Items.
The calico ball of the Danta Ladles will be
held this evening, at Danla hall.
Enigheden lodge, I. O. O. T., will hold a
social reunion at Beven Corners hail, next
Wednesday evening.
Next Thursday evening, the sagas of
Thorstein and Jokul Ingemunde Sons wilNbe
read before the Ftam Literary Society.
A lecture on "The Fourth Dimension" was
delivered by Charles Berglund, before the
Yggdrasll Theosophical Society, at its meet
ing last week.
Rev. A. W. Benson will preach at the
Crossley-Hunter Mission next Sunday after
noon. Misses Mary and Lena Heylander will
sing a number of duets.
Mrs. R. K. Davis, of New York, secretary
of the Unttaran Ladies' National Society, will
speak to-morrow morning at the Nazareth
Unitarian church, Ninth street and Twelfth
avenue S.
A bazaar la being held in the basement of
St. Paul's Norwegian Lutheran church.
Fourth street and Fifteenth avenue S, under
the auspices of the ladles of the church. The
bazaar will close next Tuesday evening.
The new officers of the Young People's So
ciety of Trinity church are as follows: Wil
liam Mills, president: Miss Maud Amund
sen, vice-president: Miss Tina Johnson, sec
retary; Mies Amanda Eidsmoe, treasurer.
An organ fund ha* been started by the
Ebeneier Swedish. Lutheran church. Month
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
ly pledges will be . solicited from the mem
bers of the congregation, ! and In a year or
bo It is hoped that a handsome pipe organ,
may be purchased. ,-• ■i,t.: : >.i -. >
The Viking Singing Society la arranging
for an -entertainment, to be held Nov. 9 at
GaUmeler's hall, on Twentieth avenue N.
The committee in charge consists of John
Meland, Chr. Ertsgaard, Ole Anderson, ■ Peter
Robinson and J. Ness. .
Jacob I* Hjort, the well-known tenor, will
sure a song recital at th« First Unitarian
Qhuroa. Eighth street and Mary place, Fri
day, Nov. 1. He will be assisted by Miss
Varna Golden, violiniste. and Hamlln H.
Hunt The program will include selections
from Grieg, Kjerulf Gode, Binding and Lod
arman. . -
Scandinavians.
Scandinavians in Montreal and Ottawa are
talking of organizing an association princi- !
pally for benevolent purposes.
Rev. Andreas H. i,an«e, In charge of the
Scandinavian Seamen's mission in San Fran
cisco, died there Oct. 7 from Inflammation of
the lungs. ». r ■ >
The Danish cruiser Valkyrlen has sailed for !
Amerioa via Madeira and the Danish West
Indies and will reach New York about the
first of the year.
Sivert Nielsen, former president of the
Norwegian storthing, celebrated his seventy
eighth birthday Oct. 8. He is quite an in
valid and is confined to his rooms in the
students' home.
An attempt to export brick from Fredrik
stad, Norway, to Quebec, as ballast has
proven a failure, as the first lot of 300,000
brick could not be sold cheaply enough to
compete with the Canadian produot.
Miss Anna Wahlberg, a graduate of the
Naas sloyd school in Sweden, and Gustaf
Larson's sloyd training school of Boston, has
gone to Santiago, Cuba, under the auspices
of the Cuban Orphan Society, to conduct
classes in sloyd for Cuban teachers.
Since the death of Maren Moller, who lived
to be 106 years old, the oldest Inhabitant of
Denmark is Karen Jensen, a widow who was !
born April 4. 1787. The only other resident
of Denmark born in the eighteenth century
is Widow Knudsen, an inmate of Odense
hospital. ■ U J-"-■.'- ,it"-i:'-:■:>?'.•■."
. The Swedish Glee club and the Svithlod
club of Chicago opened the social season at
their respective clubhouses last week. Both
have been very successful, musioaly and in
social affairs, and rank deservedly high in
Chicago. Both will doubtless be very promi
nent at the Swedish sangerfest to be held In
Minneapolis'in 1903.
A permanent organization of the Wenner
berg memorial chorus of Chicago has been
effected. Annual concerts will be held, and
when the fund reaches $25,000 it will be dis
tributed equally among the Lutheran Mis
sion Friends, Methodist and Baptist churches,
the four denominations most actively inter
ested in the chorus, and the American Union
of Swedish Singers.
Sabbath-School Lesson.
NOVEMBER 8, 1001
Lesson s—Fourth5 —Fourth Quarter. . ,
NOTES BY JOHN R. WHITNEY.
Death of Joseph.— I*. 15-26.
Golden Text—So teach us to number our
days that we may apply our hearts unto wis- I
dom. — Psalm xc. 12.
. Professor Tyndale, in his work on "Forms
of Water," very truly says: "The happiness
of a faith and the truth of a faith are totally
different things." The child of God, how
ever, found that out long before the scientist
did. It is very forcibly illustrated In the
difference between Joseph's brothers as they
stand before him in the incident of this les
son, and as they stood before him in the one
considered last week. When he made himself
known to them then, they were perfectly sat
isfied with the'truth of all that he said or
did. Now, however, after the lapse of several
years, they were troubled and anxious. The
truth had not made them permanently hap
py. And yet neither he nor the truth he
made known to them had changed in the
least. The change was in them, and It brings
before us a very common spiritual condition.
The revelation of Joseph to his brothers
which we considered last week, carried with
it the entire blotting out of their sin. By
that revelalton he said to them— as dis
tinctly as God Bays to all penitent and believ
ing sinners when he reveals himself to them
"Their sins and iniquities -will I remember
no more." (Heb., x., 17.) But Joseph's broth
ers could not comprehend this at first any
more than the penitent sinner can. ' He had
to urge them to accept ! the grace. he was so
willing and glad to give. '■ "Come near to me,
I pray you," ihe said. ■ "I :am Joseph, your
brother."- "And after that his brethren talked
with him." (xlv.. 4-16.) ' .
Thus ' they : learned to know him end the
more they communed with him the more they
learned, and the more they rejoiced. | For they
saw that they were not looked upon as par
doned criminals, but as brothers • beloved and
restored. But many things took place between
this conviction and the occasion which is now
brought I before us, and ' naturally' we ;. would
suppose that * they .would all tend to confirm
and strengthen their faith In him. Let us ex
amine them and see.
Having learned themselves to know the per
son and the position of Joseph, his brothers
were prepared and commissioned to take the
good news to others. The great feature of
their message was "Ye shall tell my father
of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye
have seen." (xlv., 13.) This they were to
make prominent. They were not to speak
so much of his goodness, of his wisdom,
of his tender sympathy and compassion, as of
the fact that God had made him "a father
to Pharaoh and lord of all his house, and
a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt."
(xlv., 8.) This position gave virtue and ef
flqlency to everything else. This was lust the
message to awaken desire and aotion. Even
the little children could understand it and
rejoice.
So it is with the gospel message. When
the apostles went forth after the outpouring
of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost,
they did not go preaching on the life of
Jesus or the excellency of his teaching, or his
compassion on the multitude, or his self
sacrificing spirit, but we read: "And with
great power gave the apostles witness of the
resurrection of the Lord Jeeus." (Acts iv.,
33.) This was the great proof that he was
indeed a divine savior, able to save to the
uttermost all who would come unto him.
At first Jacob could not receive the wonder
ful news. It was too good to be true, and
unbelief filled his heart. As Rev. Dr. Wins
low says: "Faith always looks at the bright
side of a dark picture; unbelief always looks
at the dark side of a bright picture." ("Pa
triarchlal Shadows.") But when Jacob heard
"all the words of Joseph," and "saw the
wagons," he needed nothing more. Faith
triumphed and he said: "It is enough; Jo
seph, my son, is still alive; I will go and see
him before I die." (xlv., 28-28.)
With his whole house he left Hebron and
soon reached Beersheba, on the way to Egypt.
There he stopped to offer sacrifices and to
inquire of the Lord. When he and his family
reached the borders of Egypt, "he sent Judah
before him" (xlvi., 28) to announce their ar
rival. Joseph was evidently waiting for the
news with glad expectation. At once he
"made ready his chariot and went up to meet
Israel, his father." (xlvi., 29.) The wel
come was like "the Joy In heaven," when the
Lord receives the returning sinner, for then
the soul of Jacob was satisfied when he was
clasped in the arms of Joseph.
But a warm, loving welcome la not all that
the sinner receives. As soon as the greet
ing was over, "Joseph said unto his brethren,
1 will go up and show Pharaoh, and say unto
him, My brethren and my father's house are
come unto me." (xlvl., 31.) For now they
■were to be presented to the king as his
brothers. And when they stood before the
king there was no reference made to their
past history or conduct; no word of reproach
or condemnation. It was only a time of Joy
and thanksgiving.
This Is the portion of every believer. He is
presented by his adorable redeemer before
the king of kings as "not having spot, or
wrinkle, or any such thing." (Eph. 5: 27.)
Tor thus saith the scripture, "You that were
sometime alienated and enemies in your mind
by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
In the body of his flesh, through death, to pre
sent you holy and unblamable and unreprov
able in his sight" (Col. 1: 21-22), "to pre
sent you faultless before the presence of his
glory with exceeding joy. (Jude 24.)
Having thus been presented to the king, by
his direction, the land of Goshen was given
to Jacob and his children as their dwelling
place. Being on a somewhat lower level than
the rest of Egypt it received the largest and
the most fertile deposits of the overflow of
the Xlle and -was thus, for all agricultural
purposes, the richest and best portion of the
land.
Moreover, here Jacob's family would be kept
by themselves. In Canaan they had begun tc
ally themselves with the heathen by inter
marriage. Thi6 must be broken up. So now,
driven by the famine into Egypt, in a smaller
area they were drawn closer to each other,
and, by the prejudices of the Egyptians
against shepherds (46: 34) they were kept
from intermingling with them. Thus they
became in Egypt a separate and "peculiar
people." This is ever God's way of dealing
with his accepted children. They must be in
the world, but not of the world. Yet their
portion is a very Goshen all the while.
For seventeen years (47:28) Jacob and his
family resided in Goshon. and were nourished
by Joseph. But there Is no account of any
Interchange of personal intercourse until near
the time of Jacob's death. Then we have tho
story of how Joseph presented his two sons
to his father. (48: 1-22.) For the inspired
writer declares spiritual things, and he must
declare them in the divine order. And spirit
ually there must always be first the presenta
tion of the repentant sinner to God as a king,
and then to him as a father.
For every man stands primarily before God
as a rebel against an offended sovereign. He
has broken his law and denied his authority.
When he is awakened to a full consciousness
of his condition, and longs for deliverance, as
the children of Jacob longed for bread, he has
no idea of Qpd as a father. He can only look
upon him as a ruler and a judge. He knows
that he has offended against him, and he
cannot believe that he loves any one whom
his law condemns.
But when, penitent and believing, he Is rs
celved by his Savior, then he finds that God
can be just, and yet justify the ungodly.
Then he can understand that God is not
only bis king, but also his loving father.
Thus the spiritual relation of the sinner to
bit maker is beautifully illustrated In the
historic order of narration in this 'itory of
Joseph.
This presentation by Joseph of his two sons
to his father also sets forth another very
gracious spiritual truth. For Jacob at once
adopted them as his own children and made
them partakers of all that was included in
tho Abrabamic covenant. So he said, "As
Reuben and Simeon they shall be mine. Let
my name be named on them, and the name
of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac." (xlvii.,
6, 16.) Being thus made children they became
his legal heirs. So the aicepted sinner enters
into "the household ot God." Having "re
ceived the spirit of adoption" he is a child of
God, and if a child, then an heir: heir of
God, and Joint heir with Christ. (Rom. vili.,
15-]7.)
If this were merely a fancy sketch it would'
probably end here. The long separated family
has been reunited They are rejoicing in the
goodness of the exalted son and brother.
They have no want unsatisfied. And as it
sets forth spiritual truth it would seem as if
the bound of grace ha<j been reached. For
when the penitent sinner has learned to know
his Savior; has received forgiveness; been
presented faultless before the king; been
adopted as a child, and become an heir of
God, what more can he possibly desire or
receive? Theoretically there is nothing. But
experimentally there is much. The story of
Joseph, therefore, would not be complete if
it did not present still another phase of
grace.
Soon after Jacob had received and adopted
Ephraim and Manesseh he gathered all of his
.sons together and gave them his parting
blessing. Then he died and was buried.
After his death Joseph lived fifty-four years,
and it is remarkable that during all that
time nothing apparently occurred worthy of
record until we come to the incident with
which the history closes. It is this account of
the fear which filled the hearts of Joseph's
brothers (1., 15-21.) It is a very significant
record.
For then it appeared to them that they
stood before him in an entirely new relation,
and their sin in rejecting him loomed up be
fore them blacker than ever. Although It
was so long ago it was the one thing: that
now troubled them. They called It "»ln, and
not "sins" (1., 17). for It Included all others,
and appeared more than ever too gnat to be
forgiven. To be sure Joseph had assured
them of his forgiveness, and for nearly twenty
years bad dealt with them as brothers be
loved, but it was easy for them to account
for all that. Then their father was alive, and
it would, they thought, have grieved him
If their sins had been punished as It deserved.
But now he waa dead, and' there was none
to stand between them and Justice. The re
membrance of all the kindnesses they had
received only aggravated their sense of guilt.
They were not worthy, and now their aln
overwhelmed them.
So they came humbly before Joseph again,
acknowledging their unworthineas, and crav
ing anew his forgiveness. It Is a very dif
ferent feeling which filled their minds now
from that which had filled them when they
first stood before him and acknowledged their
guilt. Then they trembled for fear of judg
ment. Now they longed for renewed assur
ances of forgiveness. Then It was necessary
for Joseph to lead them to love him. Now
they thought that it was necessary to bring
him to love them. But Joseph was only
grieved and "wept when they spake unto
him." if. 17.)
So it is often with the child of God. The
more perfectly he enters into the new rela
tionship which redemption has brought him
to his King and Father in heaven, the- more
deeply will he be apt to feel the sinful ness of
sin, and the more will he long for the full
assurance of forgiveness. For he cannot ob
tain peace by looking at any of his past ex
periences. Neither will his remembrance of
God's grace and goodness give It. Nothing
but a simple coming back again, with confes
sion and faith, to hia Savior, can give him
comfort. For peace does not come through
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These fearful, trembling brothers were dis
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