A Discouraged One Revived.

Mr. C----, walking home one Saturday afternoon, fell into a discouraged

train of thought because he appeared to have done so little for the

Master that whole week. At that moment a young man took him by the hand

saying--"You do not know me, but I know you. A few weeks ago I was on

the high road to destruction, but now through your instrumentality I am

in the narrow path which leads to everlasting life. I attended your

rayer-meeting one evening in company with a friend of mine. You spoke

with great earnestness, and after we sang the last hymn you remarked,

'How can I bless whom God has cursed? For he declares, If any man love

not the Lord, he shall be accursed.' I cannot describe my sensations.

For several days I could find no peace, but when at last my faith rested

on Jesus, I found that peace which flows like a river; and now, like

Moses, I have chosen rather to suffer affliction with the children of

God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin, for I know if I have to face any

trouble on account of my religion, I can look forward to a glorious