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An Eloquent Sermon oh the In
carnation) by Dr. Thomas.
.. J r 1 1
Frol*. Swing Discourses on tlio
Increase of Hnpplnos.s*
Dedication of tho Immanuel Baptist
Church by Dr. lorimer.
Tolmage’s Sermon on the Christ-
mas Anthem*
skumo.v i»v Tim nisv. no. tiioma*.
Toidorday morning a largo congregation ns*
Bomblctl In thu People's Cmircb, oud Dr.Thoinns
preached mi “ Tho lufcarnaUon.” Following Is
tlio sermon:
In tho beginning was tho Worth and tho Word
was with 0«i, and tho Word win God.—./o/m, t. l.
- Tlio Word was mmlo Hash. and dwelt among
mould wo hold Ills glorv, the glory M of tno
only begotten of tbo Fntboi). full of grace and
truth.—John,!. R
On this Christmas morning It Is natural that
our thoughts should gather about that most
wonderful of nil lives that have over appeared In
hlsimy— Jesus, tho Christ whoso birth wo this
Thorn tint two general methods of study that
may bo pursued In thlsnswoll us almost every
oiling subject: tho one Is to simply observe the
fmiisns ihor may cornu before us, tbo othor Is
to study tho philosophy of tho facts. Tho ono
method may bo described ns a standing on tho
oittsldo of things and looking on or seeing them
us they pass before us; tbo other Is nn elfort to
so place oneself back of tho appnrontus to stand *
in tlioughtat tbo centres or sourccsof things, and
henco to understand tholr underlying reasons,
or to know how and why they aro so. Thus from
tho outer standpoint ono may study Nature us It
appears to tho senses; or he may thus study
history simply as a succession of names and
dates and events. Hut tbo real student, or tho
philosophic mind, wants to stand back of tho
phenomenal, and to know, as far ns may be, tho
causes of things. Thus the scientist is over try
ing to find his way buck Into tho secrets of Nat
ure. and to know wuy thoro Is on eclipse of tbo
sun or tbo moon, or why wo have tlio endless
procession of tho seasons, or tho regular recur
rence of night and day. And thus tho philo
sophic historian wants to know why Homo foil,
or why there was a war of rebellion in our own
country, or why thoro Is trouble Just now la Ire
land. or why I’opo Leo Xll t. Is not ut rest.
And so wc may come with olthor of thoso
methods to tho study of religion. If wo stand
oo tbo outside simply and look on, wo may ob
serve tho events of Judaism or of Christianity
na they stand recorded in history; or wo may
look upon tho world ns 11 this day takes note of
Christmas, and comes to Its temples with sung
and praise, or sends gifts to tbo poor.
Ami I suppose for popular Impressions, and
also for practical results, ibis phenomenal pres
entation of religion ns It comes forth In Its fes
tivals, or Is beard In public addresses, or Is
counted In tho liturgies of worship, may otten
suillcc. It Is not necessary that wo should road
the Declaration of Independence every tlmo wo
look ut tho Hag of our country; hut still, If that
tlag has for us its deepest moaning, wo must
know something ot tho story of tbo Revolution.
Wo may be impressed by simply looking ut tho
midnight sky; but thoso Impressions or this
wonder will deepen into a suorod awe as wo
come to know even a little about tho move
ments of tbo planets and of tbo awful depths
and spaces ot tho stars. And so it la In religion,
it Is well tostoud on tho outslao—to bo able to
repeat the names of patriarchs and prophets; to
know something of tholr ago and their work,
und to bo familiar with tho events In tbo life of
Christ, and tbo movements of Christianity In the
past, and Us present power In tho world. It Is
well to observe a Christmas Day; to think
of Dothlebcm aud Galileo; to think of tbo
manger and tho cross. And It Is well
to accept thoso great facts, to llvo in
them, to rojolco In them; but tboro Is a some
th lng back of oil thoso things; thoro Is tho deeper
world of font; tbo world, and life, and love of
God, tying back In the past eternities: und It Is
Id this dnmer world that religion, UmtCbrstliui
jty, hualm origin, Its source: It Is from this
deeper, this fur-otf eternity and intlnlty that
thoso events that wo mortals chronicle In history
mid cclciimtu Iti song and worship cuino out uua
wore enacted upon bur lltclo earth.
It Is Into this deep, this fur-otl eternity that
our text loads the way. “In tbo beginning was
tho Word, and tho Word was with God, and tho
Word was God." This Is whoro tbo reductive St,
John would buvu us tint stand—stand buck In
tho eternities: buck with God; with tho** Word"
whfoh was with God und was God; and then
from this inner view of God study too Incarna
tion, tlio coming of God among men. or In tho
Hash. And standing thus within thu Divine life
we uro more easily led on to the aftor-falth that,
oun bco and say that tha •• Word was made Hush,
and dwelt among us"; and wo may thus tho bol
ter “behold his glory, us tho glory of tbo only
begotten of tbo Father, full of grueo and troth.
Lot us thou tako up some of thoso words In
tho text and try to understand their meaning,
mid thereby In thought try to stand back of all
Uml is apparent to tho senses; tostdnd buck In
eierntly; to stand alone with God; and then
from (tils standpoint sou the vast system of Nat
ure, and ethics, and history as they come out lu
“In tho beginning”; this Is tho ilrst word, tho
Hrs. mights-stretch of thought to gat buck of
what Is. Uts thu Ilrst svurd In thoOldTosta
mem; It Is tho Ilrst word In tho Gospel of the
'ovlng and philosophic BLJohn. Ami It Is almost
mu ilrst thought of tho universal mind of mini.
Living In a world of lime, a world where things
begin mid end, end are of longer nr shorter
duration, wo naturally take up the thoughts of
dntu and origin, or causation. It Is about the
ilrst step that marks tho presence of philosophic
thinking. Hut how shall wo In thought reach
this beginning? Wo must leave thu present und
travel backwards. \ml as wo Journuy Into tho
past, or into what wo now nr from tho present
point call tho past, having thus turned round,
uml with fmr faces to the past und our hacks
upon what we call tho future, wo soon Hud a
past springing up behind ua. We have soon
passed buok of the days of Luther und Colum
bus. mid back of tbo days of Christ, and back of
home, und Greece, and Babylon, and Egypt
back Into tbo murning of tho world. Or, by ono
mighty sweep of thought, wo cun go buok of his
tory and buok of tho origin of mini, and aland
mum iho ounh when only animals roamed in
tbo foruslß und groat birds rested upon tho trees
or moved through tbo ulr. And thou by another
step of thought wo cun transcend ihoCeuozolu
and Mezozolo ages of geology and stand In Azole
time, when no loaf had budded, no Insect
breathed; when tbo earth Honied through spacu
nsndark, rock-encrusted ball, and then as u
molten mass, and then us ungatbored star-dust,
unison impaipablu tnlstor othor, and tho solar
system was nut. And thus might we in though
stand upon till pianola, mid sups, and stars, and
systems, and sweep buok through tholr his
tory till they wore not; ayo, till all
this grand pageantry of tbo stars was blotted
out—dissipated or dissolved into Invisible gases.
Ami ihun wo would bo alone with God; alone
with tho Bolf-oxistoiit, tho All-oroatliur; ulono
with the Absolute. For you may blot out all
that H apparent, all that to thought und sonso
has form, und the relations ot time, mid still
Oud would bo.
1 do not say that this all-croatlugUolngor Life
over did thus dwell alone, or that there was over
0 lime whim naught but the Absolute oxinted,
fnr it Is prolmblo that tho living God was always
active; but In reference to man, and to tho vast
system of things tlmt begun to bo, thoi-o was
necessarily a time when they were not. and
bunco wo umy thus far tblnk of God us dwelling
in tho Inllnlt roposoof Ills own self-conscious
ness and power; a time when all these things
hud a puUmtiul existence In God. hut not u rtul
existence in fuel and lime. There could bo
nothing in the actual universe that was not bo*
fore potentially In God.
Standing tbus buck "In the beginning," wo
have bore another grout thought of our text.
•• In the beginning was the Word, and tbo Word
was with Uud, mm the Word was God."
Now if we could dailno this term; If wo could
certainly grasp Us grout Import or meaning, wo
should then be fur on tbo way of thought to tho
very ussatieouf all I bat la. It Is a term employed
by revolution: Ilia Intended to upon up to us, as
far us revelation cun make plain, the mysteries
01 God, "In the beginning was the Word, uud
the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
Tbo Greek term is Logos. We translate It Word,
or doctrine, or discourse, or reason, or plan.
And 1 suppose the meaning is something llku
this. There was In God, or wllh God, u purpose,
a plan, a groat reason, or system or things yet
to be; but us yot this plan, this purpose, this
duotvine, this discourse, this word, was not
spoken, not uttered—had not yet gone forth,
uml hence It was ” with God," and hence "ini*
God," That was "|u tho beginning." That was
tiud In tho absolute, or before lie was maul*
tested, or His vast potentiality actualized. Vet
it was all wlib God and all was God.
Having tbus transcended all history and cro<*
atlve acts, ami stood in thought buck of creation
mid alone with God. and having by the help of
revelation seen Uml In God wits this Word, or
reason, ur plan of things by which His uulug
was to be actualized, and In time realized to
- other conscious beings, our pleasant tusa is now
to turn around, and starting with that beginning
to which we have traveled buck, Journuy lor*
ward with the "Word," or purpose of God. as
made known or seen in tho unfolding of this
umit purpose, or in the making known of
Himself. - . . .
And bet’s we may observe several linos of
thought, ur offset. The nrst Is what wo may
call Iho material unfolding of this plan, or the
eosmlcal revelation of Goo. "In the beginning
Gml created the heaven* and the earth, tho dry
land and (ho water, day and night, preen herbs
and trues bearing frhlt, and God snld ot nil that
It “was good.” And thus Hl* word toll* n* that
•• the heaven* declare tho glory of Gou, and
the llrmanont showoth . forth III*
handiwork. Day unto day uttcroth
speech, and night showath knowledge
There id' no spoeon nor language irJiers .their,
voice I* not heard. Thnlr lino I* mine out to nil
the earth, and their word* to the end of the
world. In them hath Ho act a tabernacle for the
*im. M Thus did the Inspired Helirow poet think
of tho heavens declaring itio glory of God; not
in words, such as wo mortal* use, but by their
pruiienco ami orderly movements. “ rbon* Is no
•neecii tier laognrtg.>: their voice is tint heard.
The Hebrew la spoiled hy onr translation taut lug
in thomlverh •• where''i Ul* hut In the Hebrew,
; and it* presence In tho English take* out the
r**al. the bemitlful meaning. Head it with that
wm-d left out, and Itls: •♦Thornl* mi language
nor speech: Hitilr voice Is not heard. Theft* lino
Is gone out through nil tho earth. It I* tho
solemn sllcneo of tno star* that impresses in. It
Is la their line*, their hahineiuff* ami steady on*
goings forever, their measureless depths and
space*, that Goofs scon. No wonder that Kant
said Hie spectacle of tho*tnrry heaven* overpow
ered iiimaud Ullcdhlm with awe. And nnuilior
said: "The undevout nstroimmcr I* mad." Iho
voiceless stars, the sun lit tho heaven*, tho
mountain*, and the Pcns-ull thc*o tnnguoloss,
those speechless things, tell of God; toll ol ill*
omnipotence, ot Hl* wisdom, of His presence In
every place.
Uut ltd* Logos, this *• Weird," or reason, or
plan that wa* with God. ntid was God. included
more than me mighty spectacle of tho material
universe. This could declare tho glory of God,
hut It could not Itself pcroulvo Gud.und bunco
tho Hlvlne plan Included a world of life that
might, like tho plant* and trees, fasten thnlr
root* In tho sell, and then, rising übove those,
order* of life in tho waters and on tho land, be
ginning down with tho rmilatomid the mollnsk,
and rising up to the beast* of (be Hold and the
birds of the air. And God made all these, ** and
God saw that they wen* good,” And then tho
outworking purpose neared another climax, and
•‘God sold, Let us make man In onrown Imago.
And tho “Word" came forth hi this
higher creation, and 10. up rose a being like
God—a hmuff with reason and conscience:
a being canahlo nf knowing ami loving hi* Mak
er. Ami In thin we behold an ethical disclosure
of Om). Thu principles of right, ami.honor, and
purity, and love that abide in God, that were In
the beginning with God, and were God, nro now
*ecn coming forth as inearimtlr.n*; coming
forth to dwell In llesh. to Uvo in the bodies of
men: Gml In man as thought, as reason, us
principle, ns conscience, ns moral law.
And hero bi-gins to appear upon tho scene an
other disclosure. It I* Gml in history, God
working in men and nation* to carry forward iho
great purposes of righteousness In the world.
This I* history studied from within. Till* Is his
tory put under the light nt God’* plan of unfold
ing Himself In and through mankind: this I*
God In tho conscience nt tho world, God Inspir
ing great moral purpose* In man mid Nature,
God In liberty. Ota! In Justice, God hi tho prog
ress uf humanity, God hi tho education of the
Hebrew people,* God with Moses ami Joshua,
Ezra and NehomluUs Gml overthrowing Idola
try; God giving tho law on Hlnal mid building
tho temple on Zion. „ ~ , ,
And thus have wo sought to stand back In
thungtu with God; to stand in the beginning and
see tno “ SVi.nl" widen was with God. and wav
Ond, speaking or coming forth, unfolding and
actualizing In the vast coaralcal scene, and thou
In the world of ethics or moral jn-lnelplos hi
man. mid thou iransuetlonaily In history.
And now woaront a point where wo may the
bettor takeupthoothor part of our texts “Tho
Word was made llesh, and dwelt among us. mul
wo behold Hl* glory, the glory ns of the only
begotten of tho Father, full of grace and truth.”
Tidal* but another climax; a higher develop
ment or disclosure nt that wonderful “ word,
or plan, or purpose that was with Ood la iho
beginning. Wo have seen (hi* plan unfolding in
a vast system of worlds Hung out in space; I wo
have seen It m tho realm of life
rlalng from tho plant, and tho insect,
ami tho animal, up to the brain and heart of
man. Wo have rtoou Has the great dominating
purpose In tho progress of history*: and why
ahonid this “ Word” stop here? If this purpose
of God that pel out In tho beginning, hud worked
an through tho grout orders of Nature, und life,
and man. ami history: If this Weird had given
tho world an Abel, und uu Enoch, und n Moses;
hud given tho world a Socrates, and u Zoroaster,
and a Confucius; had given tho world a Temple,
und uZachariah, am) an Elizabeth to wuteh, and
pray, and wall; if In tho long ages of struggle
this “ Word " bud unused hope to earing up amu
expectancy to lead on, why stop? Why nut give
tho world tho Virgin Mary mid Jesus Christ?
And why nut then tho angels smg in churn* over
tho tlabe In iloihluhem? Whv not uu Anna ami
u Simeon to stand In the Temple to rejoice?
Why uotu star to banc over tho manger and
guide tho “wlso men from tho East?" why
And thus it Is, that as wo stand In thought and
spirit back with God tu tbo “beginning"—(mute
whore Ganoid* and John take us-und full Into
line and svmtmthy with the grout purposes, tho
plan of the unfolding “Word," we Und tho uni
verse opening nlioui us; and once In this dawn
ing light of truth and life wo ibid it wldenink
and deepening in the ethics and history of tho
world till It bursts out into the full glory of
Christ. And thus Is faltti made easy, and rsllg
lon realized us a fact. It might Ik* dilllcult iu
make one who had never seen our world before
believe that all tho earth would soon Uu euvered
witli growing grass, uud that the forests would
be dressed lu leaves, uud sweat (lowers bloom
and birds sing whore all is now winter. Hut
could wo take sucb an one down tu tho tinder
world of seeds and roots In tho ground that
are ready to spring up und to come forth, uml
could wn show him tbo motions of tbo earth uml
tell him that soon spring will be here; could wo
Uu this be would begin to look und to prophesy,
und not to gucßtloD und to doubt. Ami no
it was with tho prophet* of old; they
stood with God: they stood by tbo streams of
life, uud they saw and foretold inn coming of
Christ. Ami thus, too, Moses and John stood
“ back in tbo beginning" with God, mid saw the
gloriousurdcrsof creation arise and march up
ward till thoro was n time mid a place fm* Christ.
Ami wbenChrlnt cumo He was Justus natural lu
Hi* order us wero plants, or animals, or men in
their order. .
And thus wo have tbon tbo realized fact of
tbo “ Word nmdo tlesh," and dwelling among
,U And now what Is this groat fact? Wo cun
know It nr understand It only In part. We know
thoro Is such a thing as life. Wo cun see it hi
tho grass and In tho Mowers. Wo sou it in uni
nmls; we seo It In oursolvos. Or rat her we see
Its manifestations: tbo life Is bidden. And so
wo are conscious that thoro are In ourselves snob
principles und suutlmonis ns truth, and Justice,
and love. And In Jesus Christ we have the full
moral revolution of Ood. Ho was'“Und
manifest in the Hash." ”In Him dwelt tho full
ness of the Godhead." Ho wan tho “brightness
of tho Father's glory, and tbo express imago of
Ills person." lie was tbo tnuuruuilou, iho out
liodlmeot of all excellence, of all moral princi
ples, of God to us. In Him we behold (ho
“glory ns of tho Father; full of grace mid
11 lioyou nsk, Were His birth and being excep
tional? t)o 1 behove In the miraculous concep
tion? I answer, Ves: that la my belief. Ho you
ask. How this could bo? Tell mo bow anything
that Ih can be. mid 1 will toll you bow this could
bo. Tbo whole being uml life of Christ, III*
birth, His teachings, His death and resurrection,
are on tholr own unique plane; not contrary tu
law, hut cast up on u higher line of life.
Auil It is In this that we have tho higher pos
sibility and hope of our own live*. Thu moral
excellence und tbo high perfection of Christ are
nut (lilfurent from tho sumo high qimllHu* in us.
lu kind; but above us in degree; moral princi
ples are tbo same In all world*; but In uh they
are but partially developed, but Imperfectly
lived; lu Christ they worn seen, anil are Been, as
they were and arc in God. And God. thus earning
forth, brings us to the pure ideal, the perfect
example. And with this, brings tho power to n*
to bo like Him, mid tells us that iho mind that
was In Christ should also bo iu us: that we
should bn true,und gentle, and Just, und kind
as Mo was; Unit we should love and suffer tia Uu
“loved and Buffered." That we should bo per
fect as “our Father which I* In heaven Is per
Ami this Incarnation tells of tho Uoop cur
rents of love, and truth, und life that Mow down
from heaven to earth. Tbo fountain* ut these
never-failing. stream* nro high up lu tho
honvous—uro bid away In Iho great heart of
God; und hence they never fall; they never can
full. And tills coming of Christ to cur world
tells uu of tho life and tbo unseen world beyond,
and of tbo measureless life that awaits human
soul* aftcrduatli. Tho outer may perish; bodies
may die; tho heavens bo rolled together as a
suroll; but Uud Uvea, and man made In tho Im
ago cf. God must Uvo; And this you will 11010
also. There Is nut only an outliuw, hut
thoro Is a return. Tho •• Word," Iho expressed
will, tho outgoing purpose nf God that built
worlds, und puoulud tho earth, mid oumu m the
MubU tends buck to tbo centre, Christ name;
thou Ho returned; tho unguis eomo and go, ami
the spirit ot man shall ut lust return tu God, who
**Aud thus wo stood In tbo Joy of a Christmas-
Hay. Many great live* have eomo und gpnu;
many grout names have (or utlmo tilled the
mind* of men. Hut time goes on. and (hey uro
soon laid away In history; tho birth of the Cm
surs, und Napolvaus, and Alexanders 1* not re
membered or celebrated; hardly can wu realize
that uf a Washington; but tho unmc ot Christ Is
over precious; His birth Is remembered In tho
homes and cimuict) In tho churches of every
laud. Ho tills the past, Ho Mils tho prudent. He
nils tho future, ills teachings anil dittoing
darkness; His love la melting-and winning
hearts; uud till because Hu Is the Christ, Iho Hon
of Uml. 01 than, gusluguf Ills luve. gu tell of
His mercy t go scatter gifts on the day of ills
birth, and soon we shall seo Him m UU glory.
The Uev. I’rof, bwlng preached yesterday
morning ton large and deeply-interested, con*
grcgntlon at tbo Central Church., His theme
was the "Increase of Happiness." JtoUowmgls
tbo discounts
Tho benedictions.—Jifott, v.
bunduy, gonorully a day of cheerfulness, U re
inforced this morning by tho presence of Christ
mas. Tho union of two snob days tells ail tho
pulpits that their morning lesson must be about
sotaeuno of tbo forms of human happiness. Do
the tlugjs whut they may—days in the Uftconth
century or days In the nineteenth—there U mi-
ways on hand n stouk of happiness, large or
email, and good or Inferior: and along will onnio
times when tho teachers in morals and religion
must make an Inventory of thoso spiritual
goods, nod must report tbolr value. No time
hue been so darn that it has not enjoyed gleams
of sunshine. Man has always been a pleasure*
seeking and a plensnre-llndlng creature. Qvun
In times which seemed so hard and uruel ns
those which murdered Cictnr and Cicero, those
crimes stained only a few days In many, and
left many years In which those two per
sons lauiihed over stories such us'would
delight u dinner-party In the modern
times. Curiosity-hunters are now dis
covering that many of nur anecdotes are as old
us tho pyramids, and that oven Hitch humorous
talcs as are now told or sung for onr children
did duty for other children In some othor lan
guage hundreds of years ugo. Ily nature man
la ns playful us he is wise, or logical, or hungry,
or thirsty—that is, playfulness Is one of tho In
separable attributes of his mind.
Man (litters from all other creatures in tho
faot that his mirthful nature stands by him all
through life, and extreme old ago llnds him Hlill
fond of all that will cause n hearty, harmless
l laugh. Tho brute creation Is plnvtul only when
j young, showing that that sporllveness comes
| from youth and physical buoyancy, but man’s
love of tho thousand pleasures Is life-long, and
thus tellH us that Its origin Is In tho mind—ln tno
perceptions of strange relations and situations.
The sense of tho ludicrous and of Irony and of
wit Is something which helps separate man from
tho animal world, nod which marks him us u be
ing witnmit a parallel.
This quality In man, branching out from tilts
simple ioria mentioned, becomes a vast nod dig
nliled pursuit of happiiieis, and makes Ibo
search and possession oi Happiness the great oc
cupation of tbu human race, it is tho one road
along which all travel. IJiossedness Is u cltv of
golden streets, ami of beautiful palaces, and of
music, ntul Joy, nod youth, uud Hie. mid toward
Its gates all travelers are turned. Not a single
traveler will, without compulsion, turn Ids back
upon this bright encampment. When you see
one lima turn'you may know that his mind has
wandered or Uml thuru urn manacles upon tile
wrists. There are many names for this delecta
ble city. It Is named by diifereut beans accord
tug to tholr wish, mu l Is seen ns being foil of
goal, or toll of music, or fall of learning, or foil
of beauty, or lull of piety, but under all Its
many terms it stands the one attraction of all
ibe numberless hearts. Tho philosophy which
does not like tuo motive of ino highest happi
ness attempts to da away with this alluring
goal: but, after nil snht about right and dhty
in mo abstract, and regardless oi all rewards,
there stands tho City of Happiness always before
the eyo and iho heart.. Christ himself did nut
nsuioruny belter motive of auilon than the
lilgti happiness It would bring, and when Hu tin
noimced a duty Me attached n cormm Joy to
each aunun orstntc of buhig. His sermon opens
with what are called tho “lleatliudw," and tho
world has not grown old enough or wise enough
yet to have outlived tholr sweetness.
The proposition "that causes arc at work
which indicate au increase of public happiness "
would seem u lining theme for a Curcumas dis
course. If tho whote human multitude, old uud
young, is engaged in this pursuit, It ought to be
chci'rlug to feel that more of tho millions than
formerly are Itmbmr what they seek, noil arc
llndtug a better quality of the prize so much de
sired. In the church legends many great
worthies are seen, hero and there, journeying In
mysterious maimers ami along mysterious
paths, all hunting for that sacred platter which,
having been on the table at the "Lust Supper,'
had been furtber honored by being bold
by .loseoh of Arimathea to catch tho drops of
blood that fell from too h inds of Christ. Thu
saint llodmg this holy gruel would sue mid.fuel
tho presence of Christ. Hut this presence of
Christ was only tho highest expression for a
found blessedness. In a religious ago the phi
losophy of ideals could not dream oi anything
to be desired than tho real presence of one
so powerful ami lovable ns Jesus. When the
story tells ns (hat Ualulmd found the “ grad ”
and saw tho face of his dear Lord, and that King
Polios and Sir Lmmvelot thus were enabled to
catch a glimpse of tilings divine, uml to Hors do
Omits, In the sumo holy search, there came a
white dove Hying Just before u damsel In whose
bauds were this longed-for dish, that whole page
iu legend simply pictures to us an era of man as
U sought out daily sonic supreme Joy. In othor
lauds tho sailing of Jnsou luscarcbut tho Golden
Kloooo {stood for iho longings of another
crowd of Immortals fur something that
would satisfy tUo bourl. Emblematic wuu*
doruM were they nil, whether tuov aomriit
holy dishes or widen jlcoeusl They
embody In beautiful hmijrory Uml wide ehtue
for blessedness wlilub Involved not Icnlidiu and
klnjrsund queens only, but all of us, of every
nuuiuni condition. It la wise for us ul| in pause
iiuro and tliuro to Inquire whcllior tbo muUitndu
draws ho near their holy object us loner, If not
tno object Itself, at least n dove lluttonuu In tno
advance. .... .. L
Our Inquiry Is Into the cantos which should be
bringing more of the piiblioenjoymont. Happi
ness ought i<> be doilned. WealiHooni to know
In aunerul whnt is (hu Import of the term, but wo
Had it a d.Hlcnlt substance to analyze. Borne tint
tlnotlon should bo mttdo botwoeu happiness and
contentment. Thu UlHorenco will - appear at
mica when wo remind you that an Idle negro in
Africa limy be perfectly contented, but wo d.iro
nut call him blessed or happy. No one weald
daro say. “ blessed the one wuu passes
all his life in ignorance and Idleness.”
Contentment is a humbler word than hupplnesi.
The funner conveys the idea of rest: the
nobler word, that of notion. Coatoaimunt may
bu more like sloop, happiness more like a fully
immned mind and soul. The ancient poets made
n distinction In poetry between Hlamhng water
and running water; the latter was railed
“water of life.” Hand stouos were thnao quar
ried mil and lying in useless heaps, bat those
doing duty in the hills and mountains were
called “rooks of life,” “living stones"; It will
bo tben perhaps dettnltlon oummh should wo say
that contentment Is the mind at painless rest,
mid happiness Is tho Hewing mind, ilio heart
playing on its strings Its heat music, ilapplnuss
must therefore be tho graillleation of active
wishes of tho mind. It Is tho heart's flow along
tho channels of Its own choice. Vmi deeply
wish something—to Ibid some holy grael; happi
ness is tho hopeful pursuit or the possession.
Contentment is rest In u place, happiness Is a
mareh out of a place toward a hotter place. For
good reasons me heart wishes other and butler
objects, and toward (hum the mind begins Us
advance, mid this Is tho action which makes life
worth iho living. . ...
Happiness'being tho gratification of wishes,
that age must bo deemed iho most blcs-md which
has the most mid at tho same time the highest
wishes, and which can cherish tho best hopes
that those wishes will nut end In disappoint
ment. The nobler tho desire tho nobler Is Unit
happiness which results. The skillful marks
man has ranched a long nought object—porfee
cumin tho use of his gun, and so Iho sKlllfal
player at chess or billiards may well derive no
jltiio pleasure from tho fact that hu has mot so
wed at last his own taste, but we weald not com
paru his success with that of Maunidny or Long
fellow In literature, or of Morse In tho realm of
Inventlun. Tho condition, therefore, of any one
epoch Is to bo learned by two inquiries—along
what paths are tho causo* of tho times leading
11111111 and how many men aro they thus hading/
Those questions bring us face to face before tho
thought that our age is tho happiest oao (but lias
yotcomo lit tho experience of mini. Tho ran
sons for such a conclusion are many.
education sustains tho same relation toward
blt'iHodnoss that tuning a harp or a pmnu sus
tains toward Its music, lit music tbo string
must be so drawn that It will bueomo sensitive
to Urn touch. Udnoailou makes tho adml aide
to appreciate Its groat surroundings that come
from manor Ood, and upon this'developed In
tellect our earth rises like a scene ofonohnat
meid. The savage draws little pleasure from
scenery, or perfumes, or (lowers. Tho souse of
smell Is very defective In barbarous tribes, for
there Is no practice tit time part of sensation.
Should you see Indians gulag toward a water
fall you may know thoy aro .eager to npcartLh.
Thu Indians of (Jouper ami Longfellow aro only
oar own novelist and poet out in iho weeds. Tho
gutesof pleasure which open tu let tho cult
ivated miud lulu the external world stand
closed against tho barbarian. When Kir .hum
Lubbock was upon soma of tho Puelllo Islands
he found even tho chiefs of tho wild tribes so
weak In mental power that a ten minutes tall:
to thorn about tho oceans and steamships, and
London, and railways. put them all Into a
sound sleep. In presence of unstrung’honed
minds (ho earth ami sky are spread in vain, but
In our day It sometimes occurs that a mind will
happen upon some volume of truth or beauty
and cannot by nny inoana sloop until tho volume
has been finished. Not novel-renders, but pbl
-1 losoehera mid lovers of knowledge have boon al
most rendered sleepless by urn fascination of
their studies. Four Hugh Miller died of tan
grunt susceptibility to tbo Intoruitmg problems
mid fuels of his earth, but jit dying he reveals to
us tho power which springs up lit iho whole uni
verse the muiuunt It Isnpproaohcd by iho edu
cated mind. Tau colors of Its llowors and leaves,
tho lluttor. mul plumage, mid song ot us birds,
thu Heating clouds of June, the sunrise and sun
set, tho waves, tho cataract, the mountain, tho
prairie, all wake up (ho sensitive heart, and lit
unexpected moments HU It with a noble delight,
Tbo unciluoated mind Unit instrument of only
one or two smugs, tbo uuUtvutcd soul Is eapnbio
of a wide and rluh music, Booing before us now a
rending and ihmkliur race, we must uoauludo
that with this advance of mental power the pub
lic happiness has increased. Tho ttiusle which
uaee only a few enjoyed now millions can ap
preciate, and thu pleasures of literature which
uuoo came to a few now come tu the mattyt and
too external world, whlvh only a lew genera
tions ago, only the property of poets and palm
urs, is now tho perfect delight or every clerk in
his vacation and every farmer at hU dally toll.
Along with this new and widespread capability
has como a more general distribution of prop
erty, thus enabling-more persons to gratify
noble uud reasonable wishes than could in
former periods liavo reached their hearts de
sire. (If nurnl Industry and equality have dis
tributed money so that whereas tuns had once
the ability to purchase desirable things, now
humtrudsor thousands have nmt ability. Money
stands for happiness of all orders, just ns ft
stands tor food, and raiment, and suelter. It
will generally buy a happiness higher than abut
lua loaf of bread. This money being more
widely distributed than In former ages, we must
Infer (hut It is U buying tnosu human happiness
than It purchased wouu every Kmg mount a
million ignorant beggars, and wimu laitur was
performed by white ur black slaves. Wo must
ulllrut that tho millions lining uuro able tu buv
happiness, thoy nnisiirpasslngulllormercpechs
In tho nnallly nm) wisdom of this purchase.
Neither by moans of gold nor bv any other
moons can perfect blessedness tio reached; ami
It will not nlTrct no argument (lint so many still
fall so far short of anything worthy the nmnu «»f
bliss. Naturn Ims scon tt> it that no Christmas
shall como so kindly and lovingly hut that tho
heart shall Immediately conceive of a butler
ouo. and shall at (men cntnr upon tho hope that
perhaps It may still ovortakcsuch a day.' Man a
Creator designed Umt hu should always look on
ward and fuel tho tinporleutum or ilia present
mid yesterday, lie was not to ho supremely
happy, but happy with hiUuratlmr defects which
tlin future Is expected to i-euime. This expec
tation H never realized. but always at tbouod
of any tlxcd date It will renew lisolf Into Us full
glory as a vine emptied of Us grapes this
autumn begin* at once now buds for auothor
viutiiuru. ■ ,
Two causes have now been found In Increased
Intelligence and in tlin more general dlulrlhn
turn of cold. Then twu causes are helped mto
pnwor by tho peuullar spirit of thomru. In soma
periods cducmlon and money tmvn taken tool
aucnolv paths, and have prclerred tears to
sallies, and have therefore brought misery
wherever they could Hud It, Oar ora Is aided
MIU.-ILMII, HlW.f l<< V/M.
bv u now spirit which Is seen In onr lltura.ure,
In our hemes. In our imtdlu schools. in our
churches, and ou our streets. Oar philosophy Is
light-hearted, mid thus It heroines an ageuuV to
guide aright tuioliigeneo and immey. All thla
now genius of cheerhilneis Is beat seen lu tho
Christmas period, on winch day tho modern na
tions express mast tullvtliolr Inmost useful
ness. Thehappinessof though I* not found
only In this period, bet It Is thus expressed.
Wore (hu joyful spirit not hi tho age it would
not beam forth In those festivals at tho
close of tho year. Unrlstmas Is, only
tho full llowor of it tree which all the
year has been urging onward leaf and bud.
Tho year hits all through become colored with
the liuinauo hue of tho period, and with the
gayety seen In tho literature, mid Hie drama, mid
In art. Teal 01100 great picture, ‘"ihe Court of
Death," can no longer awaken any piddle Inter
est. Tho horrible has lust Its charm lu the novel
mid on rnttvnn. mid Is losing Ha power on the
stage. Subjects full of brigluiios and Joyful
ne«snro coming to tho literary man. ami to tho
pain tor, and sculptor, and tho dramatist. No
one would hang Hie •'Coma of Demit in his
parlor had his walls room for It. Me would much
prefer smio sweet scone lu hmno-llfo. a 1 estival,
or a marriage, or a group of happy children.
Not oalv Imvo the bookmaker and (he artist
been turned away from the horrible, but so has
tho polpitt become colored by the p'tllospliy
of happiness, and like Its companions It
sots fouh tho blessed side of time mid eterni
ty. Nearly all tno pulpits of the cities
mid most advanced towns have left behind them
•tho maleiUcihmsto deal more largelyTn the he-
‘Viiu j-mn’-v
atltudcs. Now coloring pluimmiß have been
dropped Into tho age. and tho nccnc Is nil mad)
ro«ii*r than It was wtieti sJnivutor Hum painted
pictures nr KJw.mls preached sunimm. .This
spirit now throws Us laco-dr-mcrymvr ilio mod
ern time*, and glvo* a cheerful dlrcodun to tho
Intelligence and gold.
We must thank much of - recent literature.for
tho help U h;H lout moldy In Ha pursuit nf hup*
pino«i. Wnlln romance U not me highest lorm
of printed tlumgor. It Is so widely rend that wo
must lie thankful that It la purer than formerly,
nml full of comparatively lilirti Impulse; and
whllo wise man aro discus-dug whinner we innai
have tho dramatic art, ami have not yot readied
u dual conclusion, we nm.it Do thankful that >lio
plays aru purer ami happier than unco Uiny
wore, and work loss Injury and more trend lor
tho pnldlu mind mid heart. Hut our debt ol
gratitude In all those dlr.'etlona Is llsflit
compared with wlmt wo mvu tu Him who
was llrst to urge tho human rate onward
toward happiness. Other teachers said: "Ho
learned." or " He stoical." or "110 lanvc. or
•* lie ambitious," hut it was resum'd fur Him
whoso birthday we celebrate to say •• He
lumpy." Ills was the Hint system that began
and ended with beatitudes. It Is one of the
wonders of history llmt n world which had
known little except despotism, and slavery, and
all cruelty should have furnished such u com*
pany of angels that could want such a senti
ment as that In the words. "On earth peace,
(rood will to men." It Is singular that out of an
air which had onco echoed to tho Mosaic code
and that of Draco ami bycurgua, an air which
Had horn kept full nf (ho dust of tho battle-
Holds and tho noise of falling walls and cities,
an air which had heard tho mirsns of masters
and groans nf slaves, thoro should have fallen
words so undreamed of and so sweet. Thu ilrst
murot earn;, " llohuld, I bnnif you udanM
of groat joy which shall be to all people": and
to ibis voice a whole chorus responded with
those words, so beautiful and bo uimxpceicds
"On earth peace, good wilt to men." .Such a
Sony was not woven out of tho battlefields of
Human, Greek, or Hebrew, not by ICms/s whose
feet hud lijen on tho necks of mankind, not out
of ancient law, whlca had boasted, perhaps, of
being written In blond, but down from upper
i-ualnvi it camo from tho lumpy country of God.
whoso sky no war cry disturbs and whose ground
catches no tears. Under that new song civiliza
tion began to change Its internal spirit, mid to
separate itself from self-made sorrows, and to
plan happiness for tho multitude. May this
chaaonf happiness goon until men shall halo
tho vices wmch poison the cup of life, and shall
love that virtue and nublunoHS which can tram
form earth Into a festival whiuU shall adorn all
Hie year with garlands of evergreen mid with
faoosofjoy. .
Tho consecration services of iho now Human*
not Baptist Church on Michigan avenue, whlot
were hull) yesterday morning. worn nt onco slm
plu uui) Impressive. Tho beautiful cdllluo, a full
dosorqnlooof iho appearance and arrangement
of whluh was given in yesterday's Tiuuu.nb, whs
Idled to ovorllowmg before tho hour set for the
eomnumceiixmt of tho services. Tho pastor,
tho llev. OoorgoC. I/Ji'liuor, D. I)., was iiccum*
pnnlcdnn (ho platform by tho I lev. Dr. Nurtnrup,
of Morgan Park, and tho Urn*. Dr. Halbert, both
of whom assisted In Iho prollniimtry service?. A
vase of beautiful tlltcs mood upon a lablu to tho
loft of tho platform, and to tho right and left of
tno stand a number of raro evergreens had boon
piacud. A quartet furnished appropriate music.
Tho prayer of Invocation was made by tho
Uev. Dr. Hulbort, who besought tho blosilng of
iho Almighty upon tho now eburon. Tho.uightv
fourth Psalm was then read In alturnato verses
by tho pastor and people. Thun came the sing*
mg of “Old Hundred." followed by tho Old
Te-'tnmoit Horipmru lesson hv the Kev. Dr.
Nuithrup, who rend from 11. Chronicles, v. f lil.et
sea. An anihoui. “ Olory to God In iho High*
osi,” tuiiowed, utter watch tho Hov. T. W. lino !•
apued. I>. D.. led in prayer. He iiiiinuud God fur
(ho ma/nllleent eniigregailmi wmeli had gain*
ered together and tho church wliluh had been
established on tho ruins of tha former tuber*
Dr, Lorlmcr thou mndo wimo mmounci'ineiilH.
iiinmur winch was ono Unit next dummy would
bntbo Uratcmmmmlon Sunday. Ho extended u
uordlnl wuiuomu to nil. ami expressed nlsappro
uhttiou of thu taut Unit thu I’.rm Church n.nl
attended Uui opuntmr service, ami that iho Me
morial Churuh would do mi In Uiu uvcauiif. Mu
explained lo iho oonuroifauoa Iho various uxlls
which hud boon provided ton tho K'dmrhti uml
auditorium, mid said that. If ibo eo amnipiilon
would obey Uiu direction of (be pun or, Uiu
liuuhu could bu emptied in throu minutes.
Thu pillories had been built on solhl
fomulmloni ana worn doubly promoted uml
irnardud, ho Unit oouo numl ho uu lur uny four.
Tho thanks of mo church Hbmilil bu irivun to iho
nrubttuct uml ooutmetors for tholr eilluluucy ami
for tbo nmmior In wlilcu they uml adhered 10
(Uu orlKiiul estimates of coni. Tbo church was
nut yot prepared to rout pews, hot wuu.d invo
everybody nn opportunity to Inspect Uio udPtcu
mill select iliolr locations prior to Jan. b, IWJ,
when tbo sale would occur.
Dr. Lorlmcr proiiohud Ills sonmm from tbo
twelfth vorsu of Urn flity-ftlpitn chapter of
Isaiah: •• Ami tillin' shall bu oahud (ho rupalror
of Uiu broach; tbo rcstoruruf paths to Jwwl In."
Ho mild Unit of tbo old tmyimt were true Unit
Uio nmn who caused two blades of imtss to grow
where oim jm*w before was n publlu’ benefactor
surely. Tbo pouplo who wore matruimmiul hi
Imildmjr up two churchot In piano of onudo-
Borvoil similar cnmmomlatbm. Tills pralso was
duo lo Uiu Fust Cuureb, for without its eriuonr
upmtmit ami cooperation (hero would havo bumi
uodudlcaiury survloes of Uio Imimmuul Church.
Tbu First Church, realism# (bo needs of (but
part of (ho city, ptvo liberally of Hi menus and
members, uml spoke (bu words of iMioourupj*
ment which umudod tbu people of Immanuel to
tfu on and taku up thu work. ITnlsu was also dim
lu those wim bad idimUllod thomsulvcs with iho
movement,wbothor hi or our of iho uaurub. Tbo
work hud bouii carried uu wllboui dlssmyiuns tu
a successful conclusion.
„ Alter this profiled Dr. Lorlmnr went on lo say
Unit (beru was always snmuthiri# painoMunbuut
riiiuJ, wnomer they weru tbo bruami entab
latures of Falmvra. tbo shafts of Fersopolls, or
tbu rootless eoitaifo of tbo lahurer. Tboy told a
sad talu of Uinimii hopes mid fears loo# stuuu
burled out of sl«hl.- Liko spectres from a past
u#u tbosu niiuluiit ruins jiomtud skinny tbufurs
propbusvhiir iho decay or tbo proud lmlldm#i of
today. Tbo rums seen by uio prophet w«*ro but
sftfiiiUuanior tbu snd condition of n world ruined
by muu hlmsuir, where wrecks weru abundant
uml perfectness rare. Dither man wasa imm
sinner or inojtruuc Arebltuut ablumlorur. tuber
tbo creature brought on hlmsuir misery and
wo, or tbo Creator was a «mu blunderer or will
fully malicious. This was nut a perfnet world,
and ono wash forced lo tho uouelusion ibat
ulUior man had dlsumm/od everythin# or Dot
furitot to arramru aiiyUim#. fboru was tbo ide
mentof sin In tho world, mid wiwru sin existed
'iburu must be moral dlluptdaUun and decay,
Christ placed Ids ebureb hi u world of ruins,
and, olttnmmi the tlmut bad tfroatiy improved
sltieo dnmkun Nero ilddlcd over bimthnr Uumu,
(here weru sUll many moral ami spiritual ruins.
Tbo Churob of Christ was it paietiaal and not a
ibooroilcal b>dy, and Us work was to pud down
Urn old and usojerfs Villus audinbitUd up mu
waste (daces, it was ibo * defender of
mo people ntmirm political uurrupilon,
Intemperance. cruelty, mid crime, and it
duty was to shield ami protect tbo helpless am
to ptuad for Uio poor. Tbu churob lays thu
foundation of individual >md o.numnuti (mv
ormiiuut. Its ocutral truth is (bo Atonement;
Us central #raeu, Charity{ Its central fact,
Immanaol Churob starlnd out with gram) op
portunities tuid (rood promise, if success were
to (ulluw, the people must maintain u live puipit
and a faithful one. tiucb u pulpit was worm
susufiiliu;, however uiuu#ru the Intellectual
ability or uupdctlo tbo uttcrauceiof bnu wuo
lllled It, Sunh a pulpit must bo sustained by
the momliers of tho church, for when thoy
prow ludliTerem It wan mi wnndor that others
did so too. If mon wont to church on tho Sun
day morning and tho theatre at night it wna no
wonder if (hoy forgot tho church ilrst. In this
matter them seemed to bo a promise of reform,
Mr. Ilavcrly refused to allow his theatre to be
opened on Sundays, and ho was entitled to
thanks for his example.
Coed, earnest work was needed to build np
Immamtul Church. The pew rents would bo put
ho biw that all could aiford to take regular sit
tings, und If necessary them should lie WO free
Hieiiß. There must be tt large place given In tho
work of the church to philanthrope purposes.
No toiiiperanee widely should look after their
Inebriates, no city refuge take unroof their
peer. Thoy must do their work for themselves
nod for tho glory of tho Mas.er.
Mr. Norman T. Cassette. Chairman of tho
Iluiidlng Committee, thou reviewed the history
of Hie organisation and the work of building.
The committee was elected In May. and the work
began In ,10110 last.se that about live motillH
1m l been occupied In building. Tho entire cost
of rebuilding, meludltig the architect's fees, was
fpt,BW. The total cost of building ami furnish
ing was vill.Ml.isi: the amount received from
subscriptions fUI.T-.i.-V leaving a balance of
fiI.HUU.iW. There was nhont f.V»> I In nncol
leeted but good subscriptions, so that fIU.MiMK
represented mo Indebtedness. Thu llulldmg
Committee hud also taken fU.tVWriO from
tho building fond to moot current ex
penses, and this amount should bo
replaced In that fund, Thu amount of •* extras ”
on tho whole building was only f l/iM.TtI. It was
speulaily gratifying that no person hud been In
jured during tho live mouths of building, and
tho mehllent ami contractor* wore untitled to
tlmuka lor thu manner in which they had ear
ned out the work Intrusted to (Item, lu about
ten days tho Huildmg Committee would bo pre
pared to tern over the church odillco to tho
Hoard of Trustees.
Dr. Lorlmcrsald ho understood from tho report
Umt tho church would bo In a delightful eoudl
tlon If thov could then and there ral.m
He wanted for the sako of tho work to bo dona
that this should be tho lust occasion mi which
money sniiilld be npoken of from that pulpit—so
tar i»t least- ns lliulr own Interests worn
cenucrned. It - had boon held (but tho
geuiiomeii who had guaranteed to raise
and had come so near that sum should be
released from tholr guarantee, and hu sn me
nounerd tbelr relm.se. Twenty thousand dol
lars hud to hu raised, and if too congregation
would promise hall’that sum he would engage
In provide the other hull'. Ills preposition was
that tho memo* should tie raised at once, sub
scriber* ifivinV their notes payable at three, six,
nlne.and twelve mouths, or cash if thoy pre-
Icrreil it. A splendid organ had been ordered,
but they would not bo asked fur any
money on that account, provided thoy
could raise tho tttt.tMJ then. Mo called
for nulnerlpMons of but thoro was 110
response. 'J hen be HitDl Hint If twenty men
would give ss.w each ho would raise thu other
$10,0.0. Dr. Larmier led elf this list wltn a per
sonal donation of f.VD. mid was followed by
Norman T. Oa<s«tte.J. M. Vim Osdol. ami eleven
others. Then came seven subscriptions of f-'O
each, twenty-sir of #UW each, ami four of SSO
each, alter which vards were distributed through
the congregation uud a nandtomo sum realize.l
la this way. Too sendees closed wltn the prayer
ot dedication by tho tlev. W. C. Itlehurds. lu
tho evening the lte\. Tmmtuß llambant, LL.D.,
of Newark, H. J., preached, and the pastor ad
ministered tho rltu of baptism to a number of
Tbo Itcv. T. DoWlit Tulmnge delivered n
soiumnubio discourse yesterday in the Urooklyn
Tabenmale on a subject appropriate to the day
—Tlio Uhrlstmas Aiithoat." Tho sermon was
as follows:
Glory to God In (bo highest and on cartb peace,
good-will to men.— Lula, U.
lleihlehem sits on u rldgo of rocks six mites
front Jerusalem. It Is memorable In lllblu story.
Near buro were tbo waving harvests of Xioaz,
where Uuth gleaned for bcrsolf and weeping
Naomi. Hero David, tbo warrior, was tblrsty,
ami three of nls men. wltli unheard-of «elf-do
nlul, oroko through tbo hosts of tbo Philistines
to gut biin drink. To tins plncc, Btirroumlud by
olives, and pomegranates, and gardens, Joseph
and Mary came to have their names counted In
tbu census. That is wbat tho Scripture means
when U says they “ came to bo taxed," for I do
not suppose that In those times, any Unore than
new*, people were accustomed to nm after tax
gatherers. So great was tbo rush of tbo popula
tion that all tbo inns of tbo village wore tilled,
and those two travelers were obliged to lodge in
the stables. Those wero large stum? buildings.
In tbo centre of wblcb tbu camels wore
kept; while, running out from this centre
In all direction i, there were small rooms. In
one ot which Jesus was horn. If Ills parents bad
been more shuwlly appareled, I suppose they
would uavo found bolter accommodations. That
night, In tbo held, tho shophcrdH, with crook
kindled tiros, were guarding their Hooks, when
bark I to the sound of voices strangely sweet.
Can'll be tho maidens of lleihlehem hflvo coiuo
out to serenade tho weary shepherd*? lint now
a groat light stoops upon (hem, like tho morn
lug. at which tbu Docks arise, shaking tbulr
snowy llecco and bleating to theiru.owsy young.
Tho heavens are all aglow with armies of light,
and iho earth trembles under the harmony of
the so.ig, us, echoed bade from cloud to cloud
It rings over tbo midnight bills, •• Glory to God
to tbu blubest. mid on earth peace, good-will to
men." It seemed us If llis crown of royalty and
dominium left bemud linn, were hung upon the
skv wiininsight of Palestine. Was it not that
crown wlnon tbo wise men afterwards mlstumc
turn star glittering and pointing downward/
Lunrii several lessons front tbo stury of tbo
birth ot Jesus: and
First, that imligcncn la not always significant
of degradation. When Princes are born, her
alds proclaim ir, and caution thunder It, and
Dags wave it, mid lliululntuioo.s«-l cities on lire
who the tidings. Dot at tbo advent, ot Jesus
there was no earthly rejoicing. He was poor,
ami growing poorer. Vet the recognition of the
heavenly Inwt proves tho troth of tbo proposi
tion that poverty Is not always siguhuuiit of
degradation. In ail ages there have been great
I hearts that have throbbed under rags, tender
sympathies under rough exteriors, gold la the
ipiarW. Parian marble >ot in iho quarry, sad In
very stables of privation wonders of excellence
Gate have been tho Joy of mo heavenly host.
Thov who have'been the deliverers of litera
tures and of nations, have come from homes
without aniuonco. amt by tho discipline of their
own privations have learned bow to speak and
light lor the ignorant and oppressed. Colum
bus, the weaver, Joausoo, the bricklayer, Hal
ley, tbu soap-boiler, Sherman, the stioemaKur.
Hilhu Hurritt, tbo blacksmith, through manyn
privation arose to their positions of power.
There arc those who have buid up tholr ptmi
knot light until nations nun generations could
sue by It, and men woo. of the crust which they
ate In tlmlr penury, have broken tho
bread of knowledge and religion for
starving millions of the race. Poetry,
and science, and laws, and coastltuiums.
ami comineroo were bora, like Jesus, In u man
ger. Must of the great thoughts waleh have
seemed iho nxletrou on wmen tbo centuries
turned had their origin hi obscure corners, ami
bad ) lunais who tried to alav them, and Isuarlots
who betrayed them, and unjust Pilate* who con
demned mom, and rahules mat uruulHud, ilium,
mid sepulchres that ennlluud thorn till they burst
out again In glorious resurrection. Mon are
like wheat—worth all (tie more tor being Hailed.
Kirougeluiraoter, like tho rhododendron, is mi
Alpine plant, which grows fastest in the storm.
Thoru aio those who nuver would bo useful un
less ground and hammered In tbo timudryoi
disaster. When 1 sue Moses cornu up trum tbu
ark Of bulrushes to become mo 'greatest of law
givers; mid Amos, from keeping the herds, to
make Israel tremble under his prophecies; and
Hand, from tbu snuup-uoto. so mighty to sway
iho pout's pen and tho King's aoopiro; mid Pe
ter, from mo llshorman's nor. to beooiuu tbu
preacher at tDo Punteuest, I behold the truth of
iho principle advanced that Indigenes of an
puuraacu is nut always significant of degrada
Furthermore, wo loam from this story that,
while we are engaged m our occupations, we
behold Uivinu manifestations. Had mo shep
herds concluded (or that night they would go
Into tho village, and risk tholr Hocks among tbo
wolves, they would net have heard the song of
tho uugvls, In other words, ho sees most of God
and Heaven wuo minds his own business. It Is
only at our post of duty that wo huvo heavenly,
exhibitions made unto us. Wo aru all shepherds,
having largo Hooks of oarei and dutloi around
in, mid wo must tend to them. Men engaged
constantly In worldly occupations think if they
count only Uavo hero and (boro a secular day,
wttn nothing to do, iljoy would become bettor
Christians. It is n great mistake. Tho busiest
men aru usually the nest moo. There is no but
ter plaeiv from which to sue Heaven than n
carpenter's table, or a mason's wall, or a mer
chant's counter, if the heart bo right. Hilslm
was plowing In tbo Held when tbu prophetic
inantio full upon him. Matthew was eng igod In
his eustuiu-uuuso duties-woon ha was com
manded to.••follow." James and John wore
busily mcnduiu tholr nuts when culled to be
come Ushers ot mu a. Had thoy been tnmruig hi
tbo sun, Christ would not Uavo brought moil*
hulolcuuo inns tlm Aposiluslnp. Gideon was at
work with a Hall on tho thrushmg-Uoor
wneu bo saw tbo angel. It was when
Saul was with fatigue bunting up . bis
father's ussos that ho got tboerowunf Israel.
Tho Prodigal Hon would out Imvu boon reformed
and havu warned to go homo had bo not gone
Into business, although It was swine-feeduig. In
dued, tt is not oucu tn a hundred tunes mat it
insy man over ibuoninui a Christian, There Is
nut little bone for tha man woo has not bug to
do. It Is not when m idleness, hut while, like
i mo lleihlohom shepherds waioh'itgyour Hooks,
i that tho glory of God wilt shine about, and there
bo Joy in ueavuii mn mg mo Angels of Uud over
your soul penitent and forgiven,
i Again, tho story of mo tuxtstrlkus at Iho pop
ular imtloQ Hiul iho religion of Christ is dol
orous and urluf-lnspiring. Tbu muslu which on
mat famous blnti-iugm bruao through tho
heavens was not a dirge but,, an am bom. It
s-took Joy over the hills, it sounded the triumph.
It eamo not only down among musaopnvrds, out
sprang upward among iho turonus. t‘ho roue of
rlghteousuas* Is not blaus. U.-llglon is not nil
woopmg, uud cross-bearing, iiiiu war-wagiug.
ArauuTtho temple of gf.ioj in «uo heart let ut
not plant woopuig-willows and mghc-suaJc, but
uudars uud triumphal palms. Oar sabjewt
toiiebo* tut tlmt Christianity la not a groan. but
a snug. In a world or sin, and Blok-bed*. and
notmlohrcs wo must have trouble; but Christ
breaks through with Inllnlt consolation, and
In tbo darkest night the heaven* part
with angdlo song*. Like Paul and hi* comrades,
you must sometimes bn wrecked, but " I exhort
mu to be of good ehccr," for, trusting In Ond’s
min, you shall “all escape safe to land." Trim
religion doe* not nhow Itself In tbo elongation
of tho fneo, or iho cut of tho garb. Tbo i’lmrl
coo, who putt* Ids religion on his phllnctery, ban
imno left for Ilia heart. Frctfulne** and com
plaining are not member* of tbnt family of
Christian graces wbleh move Into tbo heart when
Iho Devil move.HOiit. True Christianity doe*not
Town upon mniHoments and recreation*. Ho*
fgmn is lieltlior it shrew nor a eyniu. it choice*
no laughter, it uueiuilics no light, It defacon no
art. Among tbo happy. It is tbo happiest.
Again, tins Christmas story suggest* that
grand endings sometimes have ImdgnlflO'Uit be*
ginning*. Tim straw pallet was tbo humble
starting, but Uio shout In (ho sky ludientpswnnt
would bo ino magulllcont eoiunlotlon. Uegiu*
utng with Christ ml Mary's lap, It shall end with
Christ on tho llmmo of universal dominion. Hu*
Igjon In the heart often, begin* feebly. It la
nit a inner, and tho rtuvlor holds both hands
over It to kcop It from extinction. Faith bends
under tho pressure of misfortune. Tho crow
almost breaks tbo man's back. He see* men
imlv ns trees walking. . Wbnt an humble start
ing! Afterward* bobold tho Fame man In tho
Kingdom of Heaven] No earthly crown uould
express Ills royalty, or palace Ills wealth, or
sceptre hts dominion. Drinking from fountain*
where they first (trip from tbo everlasting rook,
among harpers harping wlih their barns, on a
sen of glass mingled with fire, beneath the
throne or Ood to go no more nut forever. Tbnt
spark over which the Savior must bold both
hands to keep It from extinction, how it hath
ll.tmed up lino glory, honor, and Immorinlltyl
Tho New Testament Church began on n small
scale. Fishermen watenod It. Against ibo up
rising wall enmo tbo crash of infernal enginery.
Tho world cried imntliema, and when moment
ary defeats u.imonpoii the Church tbore were
multitudes to say. " Aha. so we would have H."
: Martyrs entire lifted their hands, exclaiming:
“ How long. 0 Lord, how longl" So It started.
Hut we shall see a difference when tho ulmlns of
an enslaved earth have snapped under tbo rlubt
arm of Ood Almighty. Himalaya Hindi Irecutmt
Mount /.lon, ami tno Pyrenees Moriah, and
ocean* tho walking-place of Him who trod tho
wave clllTs of stormed Tiberias, and Island shall
call to island, sea to sea, continent to euntlnont,
mid tbo songof a world’s redemption rising up.
the great heavens, like a sounding-board, slum
strike back the shout of salvation to tho earth,
HU It rebounds again to tho abode of tbo Inllnlt,
mid all, rising on their thrones, beat time with
their sceptres. What a humble beglnnlngl
Whtd n glorious ending! Throne linked to n
mmittorl Heavenly mansion* to a Uelblehcm
stable I
Furthermore, lot our subject teach us what I*
to bo the effect cd the Havlor's mission—glory to
God and peace toman* When Uod sunt ills
son to earth angel* discovered something in
God they bad never seen before, it wu* not
power, It was nut wisdom, it was not love. Those
worn known Ueturo. Tbo slurs themselves were
but pubblos on tho stiure of Hl* boundless
wisdom and power. A willingness for* self
denial wa* discovered In God. IDs love had
until Ibon cost Him nothing. If Me loved tbo
dinner. It would bo at inllnlt expense. It I* far
easier to love an angel on bl* throne than a
tutor on tbo cross, mid a seraph In bis worship
than an adulteress In ber crime. Wlmt an
astonishment to Heaven when God, who would
not have allowed Hie least attractive angel to bo
harmed, give* ttu His only-begotten Hon. Uo
slilu clio new that was semi in (Jod, Ibo old cuino
to greater llliiithctlon. TUatpowur which first
made man out of dust wu* nut so groat as that
wbleh. out of Iho wreck mat ruin of his soul,
makes a now creature lu Jesus Christ. Vca,
that power which struck rebellious angels to
rulu was only tho same power which is
seen when, Irom tho rcgciiumlo heart, Hu burls
ibo principalities of darkness. Wu cannot won
der that, on tho night of tho Savior's birth, us
angels saw tbo commencement of that pilgrim
ago wblclnvus ho greatly to honor mu attribu.os
of Deity, tucy clapped their wings In triumph,
and oailoden tbo hosts of Heaven to colourato
It,Ringmg, till tboshepuerdsbeard them, "Glory
to God In tbu highest." lint peace to man wa*
another mission. Christ was to bring boa von and
earth into treaty. What u uiifcrouce between
God and man, between Inllnlt holiness and ac
cumulated depravity I The Gospel was to bridge
this separation, so that God could consistently
come to tho sinner and tbo sinner ire to God.
lb-hold what manner of Invo tho Father hath
bestowed upon o* that we rbnuld bo called tho
sonsuCUodl Wo are Interlocked with Divinity
—Godin us and wo In God. Glorious atone
ment I Jusllco sal Isllud, sms forgiven, everlast
ing life secured, pardon proclaimed, Heaven
built on a manger. "Ponce and good will to
individual mid National animosities oro to bo
paullled. Multitudes uru actuated by Intense
sslllshnvss. Tnoso who labor fur the good of
others are tbu exceptions. Have you over
thought bow strangely tho sons: of peace mint
have sounded to tbu itonmn Kmplreir Why,that
Itomun Umpire gloried In Ith arms, and boasted
of Uio number of tmm It hud slain, mid with tri
umph looked nt conquered provinces. Sicily.
Sardinia, Corsica, Macedonia, Egypt hud bowed
to lior sword mm crouched ut tho cry of bur
war-oagles. Highest honors were conferred
upon bur Fables, imd Sclpio, and Cmsar. With
want contempt they must have looked upon u
kingdom whoso uuhciinl-of principle should he
good-will to men: and upon tbu unarmed, pen
niless Christ, ulotuod in tno irarb m a Nazaionc,
who was 10 start out for the conquest of nations.
Were all the blood chut hut Peon shed In buttle
gathered together, It would bear up u navy. Tho
elub whiea siruok Abel to the ourtb bus hud Its
echo In tho carnage of every age uml clime.
Edmund llurko estimated— and hu wus nut ti
man to give a wild Hiutlstlc—that ho.OO-j millions
of dollars hud been expended In bunmn slaugh
ter. He did nut see the wars that we know
about. He did not know that, In Hie lat
ter part of this cemurv, in four yours
we would spend II.IXM millions. of dollars
In human slaughter. All this Is as nothing, this
expenditure in dollars, unmoored with the waste
of hitman life, if we umud take our stand on
some high point and see tho world's armies
march before us: what aspoclpulol There g.i
the hosts of Israel passing through a score of
Ited Seas, mm of mem of water, (he rust of
blood; and ihoro the array nf Cyrus, that send
up their Infuriate yell above tho cutes of pros
trate Itabvloii; and there Alexander, loading
uncounted warriors and conquering all tho
World tint himself, and almost making the carta
reel with the tmuic-gash or Ctnuronea and Per
sopulls; and there goes ilurnando Cortue, who
let t his butcberml armies on the table-lands
wuero grow tho fragrant vanilla and spread
tho groves of cacao: and Ihoro tho bust of the
great Frenchman. who went down through
Egypt like one of its own plagues, and up
mrough itussia like Its ilercust ice-blast. Oar
own cuiitnrv tits not been an exception. lap
peal to the gravu-trenuh under the shadow of
.■Sevastopol: or. turn.ng toindm. I point you to
falkm Delhi and All.inau.id. to iho Inhuman Se
poys, ami the regiments of Huvolooic us they
avenge the Insulted Hag of Hntahi. and later
down until In our own laud, a Ucuuh opened and
awullowed more than a million of Nurihuru ami
Bom horn dead. Ob. the narrow 1 Oh, titu
pang! Uh, too blood I On, tho weary inaronl
Oh, tho agnnyl on, the martyrdom! Oh. the
death 1 Since tho Urst transgression the world
Ims not been thoroughly at peace. Wavs feudal
mid civil, wars Insurrectionary and luiunm-
Uoual. Hut, brighter than all this Hush of
shield,-nmo musUetry, I bohohl tho light that
full upon the shepherds, and louder titan thu
bray of trumpets, and tho neigh of chargors. imd
tho crash of cities, and tho death-groan of
armies, I beam song unrolling from the wky,
sweet as If ivll the bellauf Heaven rung a Jubiluu:
*HHory totiud lit the highest, and on earth peace
and good-will to men."
Uh for that lime when swords Khali be beaten
Into ulmvsnares, and fortresses modeled into
diuretics, and warriors for earthly renown shall
become good soldiers of Christ, and cannon that
now strike down whole columns to death ahull
announce tho victories ip 1 truth I When wo
think of the universal conquest by Jesus, wo uru
apt to look upon It as the conversion of the
present unmoor of tho wond'a inuablianls. We
forget that It is only partially Inhabited. Thu
must of tho earth is uncultivated, it Is esti
mated that lit Europe three-fourths of it is yet
In barrenness, uml that on the entire globe
hjj-l.ojoths of the jand Is unuultlvatod.
Doubtless tbu most of this Is yet to
be cultivated mid Inhabited, so (hat In
them vast tracts there will be room fur still
greater Utupol victories. Uh. wnat tears of re
pentance when nations shall begin to wnopl Oh,
what supplications wnen continents shad begin
to pray I Uh, what rejoicings when hemispheres
begin to siugl Churuhus shall worship where
now smokos tho blood of human sucrillue, and,
wandering through tho Buuko-lufesicd swamps
of Afrlua. Christ's heel shall bruise tho serpent's
head. When tho Gospel trumpet Ims every
where been blown, sad Jesus Ims everywhere
won Ills trophies, and nations have been born in
a day, light Khali fall upon every town brighter
than that which gluwud upon llotblvhom, ami
on evury hill mors overwhelming than (hut
which foil on the pasture where tuo Hooks fed.
tho hjavenly hosts through all the heavens will
niter a sung louder than all tho oceans, •• Cl lory
to Hod In iho highest"; while from all nations,
and kindred, uml people, and tongues, them
arises the response, "Cm carlo pence and good
will to
UnthiH Christmas ( bring you glad tidings nf
grout Joy end salvation. A clavier fur tho lost,
sight for tho blind, bread for thu hungry, har
bor fur tho Uestormed, Ufa fur tho Head. Let
mil this old, white-headed your puss on to (loti
with the news of u Bavlnr neglected. Flaun
your huud upon your heart. One! TwolThreul
. Three tmiuiless It will boat. Life is going like
gazelles ovor tho plain. Burrows come over us
like petrels over the sea:' Death Is swooping
like u vulture from tho mountains. Misery rolls
up to our car like waves. Heavenly songs fall
tu us like stars. May our vision be as bright nt
last us that of the dying child. “Mother," said
she. pointing with her thin, white hand, “ what
Is that beautiful land out yonder, that I see be
yond the mountains—iho high mmmtuinsir"
Bald the mother: “My child, there uru no
mountains within sight of our home." “ Why,"
said toe dying unild, “do you not see that beau
tiful laud beyond tuo iinmiualim. where tho chil
dren are never sick and mo one over. woousV”
bald tho muihur: •• Thai, I think, must bo
llvsvou which you sue," “O father, will you
not como, and with your strong arms carry mu
over the imMiunlnsV" “No, my child, I oaiinot
gowlinytm.' “Never mind." said the little
•mo, elnpp.ug her hand*, “never mind, lor yon
i der I see,a strong man oomtug, In bis arms tu
1 carry me over the mountain*?’ .
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