The Heart Of Stone Relents.

Another consumptive in the neighborhood, was thoroughly an infidel. Mr.

A. visited the house three times a week, and, at last, succeeded in

overcoming his objections to a weekly prayer-meeting in his house. In

his hearing, earnest supplication was always made for him, and, at the

end of four months, the heart of stone relented. He had not, at first,

the courage to appropriate the promises to himself; but one morning very

early he sent for the missionary to reveal the news that he felt all his

sins forgiven, and had "Christ _in_ him, the hope of glory." four months

more he lived to hear witness continually to God's amazing mercy, and

then joyfully expired, declaring himself saved by grace alone.