Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, January 22, 1915, Night Extra, Page 6, Image 6

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xbdUM 1:1)1 "Take till child and nurae
M tor m, and.-1'will glVB thee thy yrmres."
'Tho atorr o Hoses Is' one of the most
Nautlfill and' fascinating In nil the world.
It taken a hold on us and never for an
tantant doei It lose its lnterost, for It la
80 graphically told that onco heard It Is
Tr forgotten. -
"1 havo often Imagined tho anxiety with
vhlah that child woa born, for ho came
Into the world-with.' the centence of death
kinging over hlm for Pharaoh had do
creed that tha malo children should die,
and the mother defied even tho command
f the Kins- and determined that the child
should live, and right from tho begin
Sine tho battle of rlghtagalnut might was
fought at the cradle.
"Moo mother was n slave. Sho tiad no
work In the brick yard or labor In the
fiejd, but God was., on her sldo and she
Won, aa the mother always wins with Qod
n her side. Beforo going to work sho
had to choose somo hiding place for her
child, and she put his little sister, Mir
iam,' on guard while she , kept herself
from being seen by the soldiers of Pha
raoh who were seeking everywhere to
murder the Jewish male children. For
three' months she kept him hidden, pos
sibly finding a new hiding placo every
tew days. It Is hard to Imagine anything
more difficult than to hldo a healthy,
growing baby, and ho was hidden for
three months. Now ho was grown larger
and moro full of llfo and a more securo
hiding place had to be found, and I can
imagine this mother giving up hor rest
and 'sleep to prepare an ark for the sav
ing of her child.
"I believe tho plan must have boen for
mulated in Heaven. I havo often thought
flod must havo been as much Interested
In that work as was the mother of Moses,
for you can't make mo bellovo that an
vent so Important as that and so far
reaching in 1U results over happened by
luck or chance. Possibly God whispered
tho plan to the mother when sho went
to him In prayer and In her grlot be
cause she was afraid tho sword of Pha
raoh would murder her child. And how
carefully tho material out of which the
ark'' was made had to be selected! I
think every twig was carefully scruti
nized In order that nothing poor might
Sat Into Its composition, nnd tho weaving
Of that ark, tho mother's heart, her soul,
her prayers, hor tears, wcro Interwoven.
"Oh, If you mothers would exerctso a&
much care over the company your chil
dren keep, over tho books thoy read and
the places thoy go there would not bo
bo many girls feeding the red light dis
trict, nor so many boys growing up to
tad crlmlnnt lives. And with what
thanksgiving she must have poured out
ber heart when nt last the work was
4ono and the ark was ready to carry Its
precious cargo, moro precious than If It
was to hold the crown Jowels of Egypt.
And' I can Imagine the last night that
baby was In tho homo. Probably somo
of you can remember when the last
Bight camo when baby was alive; you
can, remember the last night tho coffin
stayed, nnd tho next day the pallbearers
and. the hcarso .came. Tho others may
av slept soundly, b'ut thero was no
deep for you, and I can Imagine thero
was no sleep for .Moses" mother.
TMr are whips and tops and pieces of trlng
And shoes thit no little feet ever wear;
There are bits of ribbon and broken wings
And tresses of golden hair.
There are dainty Jackets that never are worn.
There are toys and models of ships;
There are books and pictures all faded and
And marked by tinier tips
?t dimpled hands that have fallen to dust
et we strive to think that the Lord Is Just.
Tata feeling of fltterness fills our soul;
Bometlmes we try to pray, ,.
That, tho Iteaper has spared so many rowers
" And tahen ours away. . , ,
And we sometimes doubt if the Lord can know
How our riven hearts did love them so.
But we think of our dear ones dead,
Our children who novor grow old,
Arid how they are waiting and watching for us
In the city with streets of gold;
And how they are safe throujth all the years
iSom sickness and want and war,
fVthank the great God, with (ailing ears,
JToi- the things In tha cabinet drawer."
"Others In the house -might havo slept,
ut not a moment could she spare of the
precious time allotted her with her little
one. and all through the night sho must
havo prayed that Qod would shield and
protect her baby and bless tho work
ha had done and the step she was about
to take.
"Some people often say to. me: 'I won
der What the angels do; how they employ
their time' I think I know what some
of them did that night You can bet they
were not out to some brldge-whlst partjr.
They guarded that house so carefully
thati not a soldier of old Pharaoh ever
crossed the threshold. They saw to It
thai not ono of them harmed that baby.
"4t dawn the mother must have kissed
felm good-by, placed him In the ark and
hid "him among the reeds and rushes, and
with, an aching heart and tear-dimmed
yes she turned back again to the field
and back o the brickyards to labor, and
wait to seo what God will do. She has
dona her prayerful best, and when you
have dona that you can bank on It that
God, will not (all you. How easy it Is for
God to give (ha needed help, no matter
hovy hopeless It might seem, If we only
bcli?ve that with God all things are pos
sible, no matter how Improbable, What
unexpected answers the Lord would give
to our prayers I She knew Clod would
Ilfla h?r some, way; but J .don't think she
ver dreamed that God would help her bj
sending Pharaoh's daughter to caro for
tho 'child; but It waa no harder for God
to send tha princess than It waa to get
th Smother to prepare thfi ark. What
woa Impossible from her standpoint was
ar for God.
"Pbaraoh's daughter came down to the
watr to bathe, and the ark was discov
ered. Just as God wanted It to be, and
one of her maids was sent to fetch it
tott often wonder what the angels art
dohis. think some of the angels herded
the crocodiles on the other side of the
Hlle to kep them from finding Moses
(Hut tstlng hliq up. You can bank on It,
mH heaven was interested to see that not
at hale of that baby's head was In
fra, There weren't devils enough iu
heii t? pull en hair out of its head. You
mn fk sure, the angels were not out to
wtm bridge or whist party then. God
taut something for them to do. The ark
ms kvoogbt, and with feminine ourlolt
U;s sliin-htar of Pharaoh had to loot intu
tt ta Ms 'what wh there, and when they
rjtnjt t cove Ur W Irtasi a
rt- tty tarty tor, Uatef uj ita
- al4 auL'sjioy Mm tmmm, an svb
W wt -b r wm wing ink
aiming w it m ires wn
a girl. The bnby looks tip and weeps,
and those tears blotted out all that was
against It nnd gavo U a chnnco for Its
llfo. I don't know, but I think nn angel
stood thcra and pinched It to mnko It cry.
for It cried nt tho right time. Just n
God plans, Clod always docs things nt
tho right time. Give God n chnnce; Ho
may be a llttlo slow at times, but Ho will
always got around In time.
"The tears of that baby were tho Jowels
with which Israel was ransomed from
Egyptian bondage. Tho princess had a
womnn's heart, nnd when n woman's
heart and n baby's loans meet somo.
thing hnppons that gives tho tlovll cold
feet. Perhaps tho princess had a baby
thnt had died, and tho sight of Moses
may have torn the wound open nnd
modo It bleed afresh. Ilut sho had n
woman's heart, and that made her for
got sho was the daughter of I'hnrnoh
and sho was determined to give protec
tion to that baby. Faithful Miriam (tho
Lord be praised for Miriam) saw tho
heart of tho prlhcess roflocted In her
face. Miriam had studied faces so much
(hat sho could road tho princess' heart
as plainly as If written In nn open book,
nnd sho said to her; 'Shall I go and get
otie of tho Hebrew women to nurso the
child for you?' and the princess said,
"I see hor llttlo feet and logs fly os
she runs down tho hot, dusty road, and
her mother must havo seen her coming
a mllo nwny, and she rnti to moot hor
own baby put back Into hor nrnm and
sho was being paid Egyptian gold to
tuko enre of her own baby. See how tho
Lord does things. 'Now you tako this
child and nurso It for mo and I will pay
you your wages.' It was a Joko on
Pharaoh's daughter, paying Moses' mother
for doing what she wanted to do moro
than anything else nurso her own baby.
"How quickly tho mother was paid for
these long hours of anxiety and alarm
and grief, and if the angels know what Is
going on what a hllarloim tlmo thoro
must havo been In Heaven when they
Baw Moses nnd Miriam back nt homo,
under the protection of tho daughter of
Pharaoh. I Imaglno sho dropped on her
kneea nnd poured out her heart to God,
wno had helped her so gloriously, alio
must havo said' 'Well, Lord, I knew You
would help me. I knew You would tako
caro of my baby when I mndo tho
ark and put him In it and put It In tho
water, but I novor dreamed that You
would put him back Into my arms to tuko
care ot, bo I would not havo to work am
slavo In tho field and maku brick and ha
tortured almost to death by fear that tho
soldiers of Pharaoh would find my baby
and kill him. I never thought You would
soften tho stony heart of Pharuoh nnd
mako him pay mo for whnt I would
rather do than anything clso In this
world.' I expect to meet Moses' mother
In Heaven, and I am going to nsk her
how much old Tharaoh had to pay hor
for that Job. I think that's ono of tho
best Jokes, that old sinner having to pay
the mother to take caro of her own bnby.
But. I tell you. If you glvo Cod a clianco,
Ho will fill your heart to overflowing.
Just give Him a chance.
"This mother had remnrkablo pluck.
Everything was ngalnst her, but sho
would not give up. Her heart novor falh;i),
Sho mado ns bravo a fight as any man
ever mude at tho sound of cannon or tho
roar of musketry.
"The bravest battlo that was overy (ought.
Shall 1 tell you where and when?
On tho maps of the world you'll Ilnd it not
Twas (ought by tho mothers o( mon.
"Nov, not with cannon or battle shot,
With sword or noblo pen.
Nay, not with tho eloquent word or thought
From the mouths of wonderful men.
"But deep in tho wailedup woman's heart
Of women that would not yield;
But bravely, silently boro their part
Lo, there la the battlefield.
"No marshaling; troops, no bivouac song,
No tanner to gleam and wavo;
But oh, these battles they last so long
From tobyhood to tho grave."
"Mothers are always bravo when the
safety of their children is concerned.
"This incident happened out West last
summer. A mother was working In a
garden and tho tittle one woa sitting
under n trco In tho yard plnylng. The
mother heard tho child scream; sho ran,
nnd a hugo snnko'was wrapping. Its colls
about tlin bnby, nnd as Its head swung
around she leaped nnd grabbed It by the
nook nnd loro It from her bnby nnd
hurled It against a tree. Sho Is nlways
l.rnvo when tho safely of her children Is
"Fathom often glvo up. Tho old mon
often goc to boozing, becomes dissi
pated, takes a doso of poison nnd com
mits sulcldo; but the mother wilt stand
by tho homo nnd keep tho llttlo band
together If sho hns to manicure her
finger nails over a washboard to do It
If men had half as much grit ns tho
women thero would bo different stories
written about a good many homes. Look
nt her work! It Is the greatest In tho
world; In lis fnr-rcnchlng Importance it
Is trnnscrmlontly nbovo everything in tho
universe her task In molding hearts
and lives and shaping character. If you
want to find greatness, don't go toward
tho throne; go to tho crndie, and the
nearer you get to the cradle, tho nearer
to greatness. Now, when Jesus wanted
to glvo His disciples nn Imprcsslvo ob
ject lesson, ho called In a collcgo pro-
lessor, clld ho7 Not much. Ho brought
In a llttlo child and said: 'Except ye
become us one of these, yo Bhall In no
Wlso cnlcr the kingdom of God.' Tin
work Is so Important that God will not
trust anybody with It but a mother. The
launching of n boy or a girl to llvo for
Christ Is greater work than to launch u
"Moses was a chosen vessel of the
Lord nnd God wnnUd him to got the
right kind of a start, so Ho gavo him
u good mother. Thero wasn't a college
professor In all Egypt that God would
trust with that baby, so Ho pul the
child back In ItH mother's arms. He
know the boat ono on earth to trust with
that bnby waB Its own niothor, When
God sends us great men Ho wants to
have them get the right kind of a atart
.o He sees to It that they have a good
mother. Most nny old stick will do for
a daddy. God Is particular about the
"And so tho great need of this country,
or any country, Is good mothers, and I
bellovo wo havo moro good mothers In
America than any other nation on earth.
If Washington's mother had been like a
Happy Hooligan's mother, Washington
would havo been n Happy Hooligan.
"Somebody has snld, 'Gpd could not bo
everywhere, so He gave us mothero.'
Now thero may bo poetry In it, but it's
true that 'tho hand that rocks the cradle
rules tho world,' and If overy crndlo
was rocked by n good mother, the world
would bo full of good mon ns suro as
you brcatho. If overy boy and every
gill today had a good mother, the saloons
and dlsrcputuble houso would go out erf
business tomorrow.
"A young man ono time Joined a church
and tho prenchor asked him: 'What was
It I said that Induced you to bo a Chris
tian?' Said tho young man: 'Nothing
that I ever heard you say, but It Is the
way- my mother lived.' I tell you an
ounce of examplo outweighs forty mill
Ion tons of theory and upcculutlon. If
the mothers would llvo ns thoy should,
wo preachers would have llttlo to do.
Keep tho devil out of tho boys and girls
and ho will got out of the world. The
old sinners will dlo off If we keep the
young ones clean.
"The blggeBt placo In the world Is that
which la being filled by tho people who
nro closely In touch with youth. Being a
king, an emperor or a president Is mighty
small potatoes compared to being a
mother or tho' teacher of children,
whether In a public school or In a Sunday
school, and thoy fill places so great that
there Isn't an angul In heaven that
wouldn't bo glad to glvo a bushel of dia
monds to boot to come down hero and
tako their places. Commanding an army
Is little moro than sweeping a street or
pounding an anvil compared with the
training of a boy or girl. Tho mother
of Moses did moro for tho world than
all tho kings thut Egypt over had. To
tench a child to tovo truth nnd hate a lie,
lo love purity and hate vice, Is greater
than Inventing n flying machine that
will take you to the moon before brea!f
fast. Unconsciously you not In motion
Influences that will damn or bless the
old unlvnrso and bring new worlds out
of chaos and transform them to God.
"A man sent a friend of mlno some
crystals from the Scientific American
nnd snld: 'Ono of theno crystals nn large
ns a nln point will glvo a distinguishable
gtcin hue to 116 hogsheads of water.'
Think of Itl Power enough In nn atom
to tincture IS hogshchdg of water. There
In bower In a word or net to blight a boy,
nnd through him, curse a community.
There Is power enough In n word to tlno
turo tho life of that child so It will be
come n power to lift tho world to Jesus
Christ, Tho mothers will put In motion
Influences that Will either touch heaven
or hell. Talk about greatness I
"Oh, you wait until you rench tho moun
tains of ctomlty, then read the mothers'
names In God's hall of fame, nnd Bee
what thoy havo been In this world. Walt
until you Bee God's hnll of fame; you
won't boo any Ralph Waldo Kmersons,
but you will see women bent over the
"I want to tell you women, fooling away
your time, hugging and kissing a poodle
dog, caressing a 'Spitz,' drinking society
brandy mnsh nnd a cocktail, nnd plnylng
enrds, Is mighty small business compared
to molding tho llfo of a child.
"Tell me. whero did Moses get his faith?
From his motHer. Where did Moses got
his backbone to say: 'I won't be called
tho son of Pharaoh's daughter?' Ho got
It from his mother. Whero did Moses got
tho nerve to say, 'Exouso mo, plenso,' to
tho pleasure of Egypt? Ho got It from
his mother. You enn bank on It he didn't
Inhale It from his dad. Many a boy would
havo turned out better It his old dad had
died before tho kid was born. You tell
your boy to koop out of bad company.
Sometimes when ho walks down tho street
with his father he's In tho worst com
pany In town. His dad smokes, drinks
nnd chows. I would not clean his old
spittoon. Let tho hog clean his own
trough, Mosos got It from his ma. Ho
was loarned In nil tho wisdom of Egypt,
but that didn't glvo him tho swelled hend.
"When God wants to throw a world out
Into space, ho Is not concerned about It.
Tho first mllo thnt world tnkes settles
Its courso for eternity. When God throws
a child out Into tho world Ho Is mighty
nnxlous that It gets n right start. Tho
CathollcB nro right when they say: 'Glvo
us tho children until they nro 10 years
old nnd wo don't caro who lino them
nfter that.' Tho Catholics nro not losing
nny sleep nuout losing men and women
from their church membership. It Is
the only church that has ovor shown ub
tho only sensible way to reach tho masses
thnt Ib, by getting hold of tho chlldron.
Thnt'B tho only way on God'a earth that
you will ovor solve tho problom of reach
ing tho masses. You get tho boys nnd
girls started right nnd the devil will hang
n crepe on his door, bank his fires and hell
will bo for rent beforo tho Fourth of July.
"A friend of mlno has a little girl that
she was compelled to tako to tho hos
pital for an operation. Thoy thought Bho
would ho frightened, but sho snld: 'I
don't care If mamma will bo there and
hold my hnnd.' They prepared her for
tho operation, led her Into tho room, put
her on tho nblo, put tho cone over her
fnco and saturated It with ether, and she
said: 'Now, mamma, tnko mo by the
hnnd and hold It nnd I'll not bo afraid.'
And tho mother stood there nnd held her
hnnd. The operation was performed, and
when sho regained consciousness they
snld: 'Resale, weren't you nfrnld whon
they put you on tho table?' She said:
'No, mamma stood .'there and held my
hand. I wasn't nfrald.'
"There la a mighty power In n mother's
hand. There's moro power In n woman's
hand than thoro Is In n King's scepter.
"And there Is n mighty power In n
mother's kiss Inspiration, courago, hope,
ambition, In a mothor'a klas. Ono kiss
mude Benjamin West a painter, nnd
tho memory of It clung to him through
llfo. Ono kiss will drive away tho fear
In the dark and mako the little ono brave.
It will give strength where there It weak
ness. "I wns In n town ono day and saw n
mother out with her boy, and he had
great steel braces on both legs, to his
hips, nnd whon I got near enough to
them I learned by their conversation that
wasn't tho first tlmo tho mother had had
him out for a walk. She had him out
exercising him so he would got Usp of
his limbs. He wns struggling and she
smiled and said: 'You nrc doing fine to
day,' better than you did yesterday, and
she stooped and kissed him, and tho kiss
of encouragement mndo him work all tho
harder, and she snld: 'You nro doing
great, son,' nnd ho said: 'Mamma, I'm
going to run; look at me.' And he started,
and one of his toes caught on tho stoel
braco on the other leg and ho stumbled,
but sho caught him and kissed him, nnd
said' 'That was fine, son; how well you
did Itl' Now, ho did It bccnUse his
mother had eticourngod him with a kiss.
Ho didn't do It to Bhow off. Thero Is
nothing that will help and Inspire llko a
mothers kiss,
"K wo knew the baby fingers pressed against
I Would be cold nnd still tomorrow, never trouble
us again, ... . .
Would tho bright oyes of our darling catch
the frown upon our brow?
Let us gather up tho sunbeams lying all
around our path, ,
Lot us keep tho wheat and roses, casting out
tho thorns and chart I ,
Wo shall nnd our sweetest comforts In the
blessings of today, ..... ,
With a patient hand removing all tho briers
from our way."
"Thero Is power In a mother's song, too.
It's tho best muslo tho world ovor heard.
The best mUBlo In tho world Is llko bls-cults-It'B
tho kind mother makes, Thoro Is
no brnBS band or plpo organ that can hold
n cnndlo to mothor'a song. Cnlvo, Melbn,
Nordlcn, Enmcs, Bchumnnn-Hclnk thoy
nro cheap skates compared to mother.
They can't sing nt all. They don't know
tho rudiments of the kind of music mother
sings. Tho kind sho sings gets tangled
up In your heart strings. Thero would
bo a disappointment In tho muslo of
heaven to me If thoro wero no mothers
there to Blng. The song of an angel or
a seraph would not havo much charm for
mo. What would you care for an angel's
sone If thero Is no mother's song?
"Tho song of a mother Is sweeter than
that ever sung by minstrel or written by
poet. Tnlk about sonnets I You ought to
hoar tho mother sing when her babe Is
on hor breast, when her heart Is filled
with emotion. Her volco may not plenso
an artist, but It will plcafle nny one who
has n heart In him. The songs that havo
moved tho world are not tho songs writ
ten by tho great masters. Tho host
music, In my Judgment, Is not tho faultless
rendition of theso hlgh-prlced opera sing
ers. Thora Is nothing In art that can
put Into melody tho happiness which as
sociations nnd memories bring. I think
when wo reach heaven It will bo found
that somo of tho best songs we will sing
thero will bo thoso wo learned at mother's
"Thero Is power In a mother's love. A
mother's love must bo like God's love.
How God could over tell tho world that
Ho loved It without a mother's help has
often puzzled mo. It tho devils In hell
ovor turned pale It waB tho day mother's
lovo flamed up for the first time In a
woman's heart. If the devil over got
'cold feet' It was that day, In my Judg
ment. "You know a mother hns to lovo her
babo beforo It la born. Llko God, she
has to go Into tho shadows of tho valley
of death to bring It Into tho world, nnd
she will lovo her child, buffer for It and
It can grow up nnd become vllo and yot
hho will lovo It. Nothing will make her
blamn It, and I think, women, that ono
of the awful things In hell will bo that
thoro will bo no mother's lovo there.
Nothing but black, bottomless, endless
eternal hnto In hell no mother's love.
And though he creep through tho vilest caves
ot sin,
And crouch perhaps, with bleared and blood
shot oyer,
TTnder the hangman's rope a mother's lips
Will kiss him In his last bed of dlsgraco.
And lovo him e'en for what she hoid of him.
"i thank God for what mothers' lovo
has done for tho world.
"Oh, there la power In a mother's trust.
Surely aa Moses was put In his mother's
arms by tho princess, so God put the
injn. I jj
babes In your arms, as n charge by ulirn
to ralso and care for. Every child Is put
In n mother's arms aa a trust from i God,
nnd she has to answer to qod for the way
sho deals with that child. No mother on
God's earth has any right to raise .her
children for pleasure. She has no right
to send them to dancing school and
haunts of sin. You have no right to do
those things that will curse your children.
That babe Is put In your arms to train
for tho Lord. No another haa any more
right to raise her children for pleasure
than I havo to pick your pockets or throw
red pepper In your eyes. She has no
moro right to do that than a bank cashier
has to rifle the vaults and tnko the sav
ings, of tho people. One of the worst
sins you can commit Is to be unfaithful
" 'Take this child nnd nllrBO It for me.
Thnt Is all tho business you havo with It.
Thnt Is a Jewel that belongs to God and
Ho gives It to you to polish for Him so
Ho can set It In n crown. Who knows
but that Judas became the godless, good-for-nothing
wretch he was boeause ho had
a godless, good-for-nothing mother? Do
you know? I don't. Who Is more to
blamo for the crowded prlBOns than moth
ers? Who 1b more to blame for the
crowded disreputable houses than you
aro, to let your children gad tho streets
with overy Tom, Dick and Harry of keep
company with somo little Jaok rabbit
whoso character would mnko a black
mark on a plooo of tar paper. I havo
talked with mon In prisons who havo
damned their mothers to my face. Why?
Thoy blamo tholr mothers for their being
whero they nro.
" 'Tako tho child and nurso It for mo
and I will pay you your wages.' God pays
In Joy that Is fireproof, famine-proof and
dovll-proof. Ho will pay you, don't you
worry. So get your namo on God's pay
roll. 'Tako this child and nurse It for
Mo, nnd I will pay you your wages.' If
you hnven't been doing that, then got
your namo on God's payroll. You have
been drawing wages from tho devil. Why
havo you a bleary-eyed, sickly, cigarette
smoking boy? Why have you a girl
whoso reputation Is kicked around like a
football? Why? You havo been working
ror the aovli, and see what you have.
" 'Tako this child nnd nurse It for me
and I will pay you your wages. Then
your responsibility I It Is so great that I
don't see how nny woman can fall to be
a Christian nnd servo God. What do you
think God will do If tho mothor falls?
I staggor under It. What if, through
your unfnllhfulnoBs, your boy becomes n
curse and your daughter n, blight? What,
If through yout neglect, that boy becomes
a Judas, when ho might have been a John
or Paul?
"Down In Cincinnati somo years ago a
mother went to the zoological garden and
stood leaning over tho bearplt, watching
tho bears and dropping crumbs and pen
nuts to them. In her arms Bhe held her
babe, n year nnd three months old. Sho
wns so Interested In the bears that the
baby wriggled Itself out of hor arms nnd
fell Into tho bearplt, and she watched
thoso hugo monsters rip It to shreds.
What a verltablo hell It will be through
all hor llfo to know that her little ono
was lost through her own carelessness
and neglect!
" 'Take this child and ralso It for me,
nnd I will pay you your wages.' Will you
promise nnd covenant with God, and with
me, and with one nnothcr, that from now
on you will try, with God's help, to do
hotter than you ever havo done to ralso
your children for God?
"I onco read tho story of an angol who
stole out of hcavon and enme to this
world ono bright, sunshiny day; roamed
through field, forcBt, city and hamlet,
nnd ns the sun went down plumed his
wings for tho return flight. The angel
said, 'Now that my visit Is over, before
I return I must gathor some mementos
of my trip. Ho looked at tha bs(s,
flowera In the garden and said mS
lovely and frngrantl' and pluek'ea In?
rareBt roses, mado a bouquet and ..u
t mill, nntlilTio. Mn, I,. . ....IT. Bn0. Mil
grant than theso flowers.' The !( ,
looked further, and saw a brlahuSf?-,
rosy-cheeked child, nnd said, 'Tha T5 '
Is prottler thnn tho flowers: I win i$k
that, too,' and, looking behind to ,
cradle, ho saw a mother's love rS,. '
out over her babo llko a gushing idh? -and
the angel said, 'The mother's limC
the prettiest thing I have seen: I !hi
take that, too.' "' "
"And with these throe treasures tti.
heavenly messenger winged his flla-hl i
the pearly gntos, Baying, 'Before 2 "
I must oxamlno the memontoa of .
trip to tho onrth.' He looked at the iSl
ers; they had withered. Ho looked et ik.
baby's Bmlle, and It had faded. He looViJ
at tho mother's love, and It shone to sM
Its prlstlno beauty. They ho threw in,
tho wltherod flowers, cast aside the uttA
smile, nnd with tho mother's love creuS'
to his breast swept through the nt!. "
Intn Ihn nl,v. ihnfilln. .1... . . "
thing ho had found that would retain Iti
fragrance from earth to heaven li ,"
mother's love.
" 'Take this child and nurse It for ni.
and I will pay you your wages.'"
Last Night's Sermon
"After Pllato had given Jesus a herlm
ho went again to tho Jews. Aecorolni
to tho custom, a prisoner could be re.
leased at tho possover, Pilate riW
which they would have, Jesus or Barn
has. They shouted for Barrabns. PHi,
went out ngaln to tho mob and said;
" 'Behold, I bring Him forth to you that
ye may know that 1 find no fault in Him.'
John, xlx, 4.
"There are somo things In this wotll
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noDEPII SHALOM (Seek Teace). Services
Huturclay. 11) a. m. H. is. corner riroad and
Mt, Vernon sts. "UNION IN IHnAEL," by
nabbl Henry Berliowltz. All welcomol
Tho Unitarian Church Is here be.
causo In tho provldonce of God It
meets a human need. It can guide
without enslaving tho independent
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moat illiterate If they will consider
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At 7M5 organ recital. At 8 serv
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"Tho Spiritual Power of a Liberal.
This will bo tho last meeting I
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First Unitarian Church. '
On Sunday evening Mr. Sullivan
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