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GL1MFSLS OF GOD. Trrs. rri1 ,ion!. T " Is,uh
says, tak UP the isles a a Terj little thine." Co bin and Borneo and Hawaii a though they were pebbles; power to weih "the "mountains in scales and the hula in Discourse of Dr. Tiimije oa the Divine SaTiocr. He ! Hick t:ie-ttia filar fktt Xw Bat Ulsalr Will Br lljr Revested. ICoryrWht, VOX. b i t Klnpsch. X. T.) I ab.i y,oa, Jut.e 11 In this diroi,re Dr. Talinatre raises high exretiiHiins of the oay when tbat which i no only dimly een will I ful'v revealed; text. Job S, 14: "J.O, those are parts of Hi way. But how little a portion is heard f Him? l'.us the thunder of His power who can understand?" The least utxiir;o,Kl oeing in the universe is God. Iiiipbrinou would be any attempt by painting or sculp ture to represent llini. Egyptian Weroglyphs tried to surest Him by putting the figure of an eye upon a word, implyir.g that i,nd sees and rales, but how imperfect the suis ftMion! When we pcak of Him. it is almost always in language fisrura tiv. He is -Light" or "Daysjirin from on Eieh." or He is a "llijra Tower" or the "Fountain of Liviug Waters." His splendor is o great that no man can see Him and live. VTben the group of great theologian assembled in VYesttiiinstv r ab'iey for the purpose of maki.jr a system if religious belief, they rirt of ail want ed an answer to the (jestioii: "Who ' t.od?" Xo one li.t-irru to under take the answering of that ovcrnt:i tcrir.g question. Thty tin all? con e'uded to five the task to the vouac- fst man in the a.-rmhlv. who h.ip- pentd to be Key. Ueorsre t,illesi.ie. He I fi,i .,.--w.- ... .i.. T.'"' o undertake it on the con- mountain we cannot climb, hovering ...... Uo wuuiu nrsi unite With him in nraver i.ir T;rit il ;.-- tiori. He lieiran his nmrr In- vv. lap: "O God. Thou art a spirit, in finite, eternal and ur.chingrah: in Thy being, wisdom, pnurr. holiness justice, goodness and truth." That rirst sentence of Gillespie's prayer was unanimously adopted by the a aembly as the best definuion of God "Ul. "cr all, it was only a pajtial nieces, ami after everything that language can do when put to the ut most strain and all, we can see of God in the natural world and realise of od in the providential world we are forced to r- out with Job in my 'ext: -La, these are part of His way. But how little a portion is heard of llini? But the thunder of His power who en u.i)prinri?n Archbishop Tillotsou and Dr. DicV ana limothv Dwiirht and JnniDiin Kdwards of the past and the might- ess taeoiogian t.i this young cen tury hare discoursed upon the power nf God, the attribute of omnipotence. And we bare all seen demonstrations "f God's almtghtinena. It might hare teen far out at sea when in an 'painoctial.ra)e God showed what He roaid do with the waters. It might fcTe been in an August thunder storm in the mountains when God showed what He could do with the lhtnings. It might have been in South America when God showed what He could do wJh the earth fuake. It might bate been amors the Alps when God showed what lie eould do with the avalanches. Our rheek wa blancaed, our breath topped, our pnlses fluttered, our wole being wa terrorized, but we had seen only an instance of DiTme strength. What was the power of ht storm compared with the power vhich holus ail the oceans? What JTZ the power thnt shook the hills I'oiupartd with the power tiiat swings the earth through all the centuries nd for 6.non year and in a forma tive and incomplete shape for hun dreds of thousands of years? What U that power that sustains our world compared with the (tower which rolis through immensity the entire solar system aud all the constellation and gahixies and the universe? The mightiest intellect of man would five way if for a moment there came upon it the full appreciation of what mnipotence is. We try to Katinfy ourselves with aying: "It is natural law that con trols things, gravitation is at work, centripetal and centrifugal forces re spond t each other." But what is natural law? It ia only God's way of doing things. At every point in the universe it is God s direct and con tinuons power that controls and bar over a depth we cannot fathom, at the rim of a circumference we canrot compass, and we feel like first e-rcg down on our kt;ee. and then like fail in? flat njxvn our faces a we exclaim: "U. these are parts of His ways. T.jt how little a portion !s heard of Him? But the thunder of His power who can understand?" ,., So all those who hare put together systems of theoloey have discoursed also abotit the wisdom of God. Think of a wisdom which can know the end from the beginning, that knows the thirtieth century as well as the rt century. We can guess what will hap pen. DUl Uly true.,. Think of mind hat csa hold all the past and 11 the present and all the future. We can contrive and invent on a small scale, but think of a wisdom that could contrive a universe! Think'of a wisdom that can learn nothing new, a wisdom that nothing can surprise, all the facts, scene and occurrences of all time to come as plainly before it as though they had already trans pired! He could have built all'the ma terial universe into one world and swung It a glorious mass through im tiensity, but heboid His wisdom in di viding up the grandeurs into innu merable world, rolling splendors on all sides, diversity, amplitude, maj esty, infinity! Worlds! Worlds! Moving in complete order, shining with complete radiance. Mightiest telescope on one hand and most pow erful microscope on the other t;. covering in the plan of God not one imperfection. What but Divine wis. dom could have planned a human race and, before it started, built for it a world like this: pouring waters to slake human thirst and giving soils capacity to produce such food and lift ing such a canopy of clonds embroid ered wnn such snnUpht and surround ing the world with such wonders that all the scientists of the ages have only begun to unro!! them? Wisdom in magnitude and in a:. m. in arohanr.-' and in moliusk. Thirk of a wisdom that was able to form without any suggestion or any mo?el to work hr the eve. the ear. the h:mJ. the the vocal organ! No wonder tht Galen, the most celebrated of medica! authors atnon? the ancients, fell ..n his knee at the overwhtlminzwisdom of God in the const'tution of the hu man frame. Our libraries are filled with the wisdom of the great think ers of all tinje. Have you Considered the far superior wisdom which fash ioned the brain for all those thoughts of the Infinite Mind that built those intellects? Rut it is only the mil lionth part of that wisdom that has come to mortal appreciation. Close next, to every discovery is wonder mai oa not been discovered. We see that the theologian know of irod's j : i.ii-mt eomoared with wisuiviu is .i'e" the wisdom bevur. l hunuio compre hension. The human race never u l i i si eLouch brain Bin aim u 1 " t tlC W1S0KIU .'l uthor iwho have expressed the exact fact. The one was Taul. wn savs: vu, the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge ef God. ho unsearchable are His judgment ant Hi way. pt fiuding out." Tha other author was the scientist wh, composed my t-st. I think He wrote it during a thunderstorm, for the hapter says much about tne ciouu t.- . v - ,UH.A Af K esrth balances"! or heart to measure tli Tenrife and the Cordillem r.nA I cm think of on.v two a To move a rocs: we must have lever nd screw and great machinery, but God mores the world with nothing o ' but a word; power to create worlds mi power to aeetroy idem, as from the observatories arsln and airxin they have been seen red with flame. theu puif with asaea and then scat tered. We get some little idea of the divine Tvower wlicn we see how it buries the proudest cities and nations. Ancient Aiempms u Das ground up until many of its ru'-i are no" larger than your thumb nail and you can hardly find a aouveu:r large enoiiuh to remind you of your visit. The ci'y of Tyre is un der the sea which washes the shore, on wh:ch are only a few crumbling pillars left. Sodom aad Gomorrah are civered by waters so deathful that not a fish can live in them. Baby Ion and Nineveh sre so blotted out of existence that not one uninjured shaft of their ancient splendor remain. Nothing but Omnipotence could have put ttem down snd put them under The antediluvian world was nh!e to send t. the postdiluvian world on!y one su p with a very small passenger list. Omnipotence first rolled the seas over the land, and then told them to go back to their usual channels as rivers and lakes and ocean. At Omnipotent command the waters pouncing upon their prey, and at Omnipotent ronv.napd slinking back tn'o their appropriate pla es. .Bt such rehearsal we try t j arouse our rppreciation of what Omnipotence is. and our revererce is excited, and our adoration is intensified, but after all foot of a anonisea and sustains. That power . only one specimen among 10,000 speoi withdraws one instant would make ! mens. he planetary ayatcm and all the A lnihiott th,t Abr,ham A, worlds which strouomy reveal one universal wreck, bereft hemispheres, dismantled sansetn. dead constella tions, debris of world. . What power it must be that keeps tb internal Area of our world imprisoned only here and there spurting from at'oto paxi, or a Hromboli. or from a Vesuvi us, putting Pompeii and Heriulsneum into aepulcher. but for the most part the internal tires chained in their cages of rock, and century after cen tury unable to break the chain or burst open the door: What power to keep the .compoiitnl purls of the air in ripbt proportion, so that all around the world the nations may iTeiitlie'in health, he frosts and the beats hiwJt red from working uni- ' via lesiameni was when an in fant hidden in a cave because of the persecutions of Nimrod. The first time the child came out of the cavers it was night, and h looked op at the star and cried: "This is my God," but the star disappeared, and Abraham said: "'o, that cannot be my God." After awhile the moon rose, and Abraham said: "This is my God," but it set, and Abraham was again disap pointed. After awhile the sun rose, and he said: "Why, truly, here is my God," but the sun went down, and Abraham was saddened. Not untii the God of the l'.ib!e appeared to Abraham was he satisfied, and his faith was so treat that Jie was called "tha Father the rV'thfijI." and describes the tremor of the eartn under the reverberations. Witty writers sometimes depreciate the thunder and say it is the lightning that strikes., but I sra sure God thinks well of the thunder or He would not make so own of it, and all up and down the Bible He uses the thunder to give emphasis. It was the thunder that shook Sinai when the law was given. It was with tnunaer mat tne Lord discomfited the I'hi.istines at Ebeneer. Job pictures the warhorss as having a neck clothed with thun der, s-t. John, u n apocalyptic vis;o, aga'n and again heard tu thuLjer. The thunder, which is now quite well explained by the electri- oians. was the overnowerinir mvtery of tlr m.cients. and stAiidintr amonir thne fnvter7c .Toh eTcl.'limed? "T.O. these are part of His ways. But how uttie a portion is r.eara ot mm7 So, also, all system 0f theo!o;rT fry to tell us wl at is omnipresence . , . i mil is, noo s capacity io oe everv where at the satre time. "Vhere it God?" said a hathen philosopher to a Christian man. Ihe Christian an swered: "I.e! me Crt ask you where He is not?" The child bad it right wTaen asked how manv Gods are there and he answered: "One." "How d you know that?' he was asked again. He answered:. "There is only room for one, for He Jj'is earth and Heav en." An rr)hnr 'ay that if a man wye .et in 'the h'lrhi' hnens he would not ary i.earir ti'e essence of God thn:t if !ie v,re ir the center of the earth. I believe it. If this Divine essence does not react all places, what use in our Braver, foe prayers are being offered to God on tht other side of the earth as well as here, and God roust be there and here to take supplications which are of fered thousands of miles apart. Ubiquity! No one has it but God. ,4nd what an alarm to wickedness, aa everywhere present Lord, and what a reenforcement when we need help! God on the throne and God with the kneeling child, saying its evening prayer at hit mother's lap. God above you, God beneath you. God on the right of you, God on the left of you. God within you. No pantheism, for tbat teaches that' all tnings are God, but Jehovah possesses all thinvs. a our souls possess our bodies. God at tne d. a meter and circumference of everything, ai close? to you as tha food you put to your lips, a the coat you put upon your back, as the sun light that shines in your face. Ap preciation of thit, if through Jesus Christ, the atoning Saviour, we are right with God, ought to give us a serenity, a tranquillity, that nothing could upset. Would it make ns gloomy? No, for God is the God of joy and will augment our happiness. iroa m run possession of us is s thought out of which you ought to make anthems and entwine garlands and kindle illumination. So every system of theology has attempted to describe and define the Divine attribute of love. Kasy enough is it to define fatherly love, motherly iove. conjugal love, frater nal love, sisterly love and love of country. bit the love of God defies all vocabulary. For many hundreds of years poets have tried to sing It and painter have tried to sketch it, and ministers of the Gospel to preach it, and martyrs :n the fire and Chris tians on the'r deathbed have ex tolled it, and we can tell what it is like, but no one has yet fully told what it , Only glimpses of God hsve'we in this world, but what an hour 'it will' be when we first eee Him, and we will have no more fright than 1 feel when I now see you. It will not he with mortal eye thaV. we will behold Him. but with the vision of a cleansed, for given and perfected spirit. Of all th quintillion ages of eternity to us tht moat. thrilling hour will be the fir,t hour when we meet Him as He is. This may account for something you have all seen and may not have un derstood. Havw you not noticed that after death the old Christian looks young again or the features resume th look of 20 or 30 year before? The wearines is gone out of the face; there i omething itrikingly restful and placid; there is a pleased look where before there was a disturbed look. What has wrought the change? I think the dying Christian saw God. At the moment the soul left the body what the soul saw left it impression on the countenance. J. think tbat is what gave that old Christian fa,-t after dea-.h h- radiant and triumph ant look. Th bestorraed spirit has reached the harbor: the hard battle of life is erdrj in victory. The body took that !.. k th moment Heave's began, and th curtain was Completely lif'.ed aaj th glories of Jehovah's WILLIAM O. RAN BUS President. . W. B.TBVI3 Vic Pre. 4 " wt.TEHB.w.. . LEXINGTON SAVINGS BANK LEXINGTON, PAID UP CAPITAL, MISSOURI. ' $50,000 D a rarwl baaUng business. Solicit, aceouais Literal accommodation to oustoiaers. 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Th Kdt-ti In Pus, departins; spirit left on the old man's Wee(,e CVety A l . . 1 U iace a g.so gooa t.y, ana that BmUIOme look gave th pleased curve to the d.v in; lip and smoothed out the wrin kles and touched all the lineament! w.ih an indescribable radiance. Last summer we journeyed thnn. sand of mile to see the midnipbt sun from lortb Cape, Norway. We stood on deck in the arctic seas, our watches in our bands, and it was 11 nVWu at -night, bnt lipht as an ordinary noonday. . Then it was half nat 11 o'clock at nijrht, then it w is min utes of 12. but a lone. wide. cloud hunjt over the sun. Are we to be disappointed as thousands have been and the journey here a failure? Ten minutes of i;. and the sun is still hidden. Hut about five minutes of 1J the cloud lifted, and the midnijrht sun, the mo-.t wondrous spectacle of all the earth, appeared, nourinir forth . refulgence that turned the arctic sea into 20 mile of Kesris anil ml.!.. ,. diamonds and emeralds and overpow erin us with a jflory that left us with body all a-tremhle, and a miod full of an ecstasy, ami a soul full 0f all wor ship. Thanh- God we saw it the mid night sun. So with that departing Christian soul; the voyage of life has been lonir and rouirh nnri uous; t hihlng sorrows have again and again snowed down upon him. and it is an arctic sea. Min, . --- "J vivuu HIT. unco vne skv. If mnmM.. , o clock, and the close of life's a,. Friend ttand around and count the' p.rimjr moment. I be clock strikes i;, and God breaks thrnneh tk. and shtnes upon the features of ths urp.rung ..mi until the art trans Brured with the lnr;.. c." . Rghteoushess. Th.t is wbt has s 7 K .,elur o' b old ma When Tired And Weary ... 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