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give them glorious bodies like his own (Phil. iii. 21), and they shall be with Him and like Him for ever.

Dear children, pray that you may learn to love Jesus now, and then it will not signify whether you are alive when He comes again, or whether your poor bodies have lain in the grave for a few years. When He does come, those who have died in the faith and love of Jesus shall rise first; then his own people who are alive on the earth shall be caught up together with them, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (1 Thess. iv. 18.)

You have now heard of three dead bodies which were raised to life by the power of Jesus. Try and remember who they were. 1st. The little daughter of Jairus—she was only just dead. 2d. The young son of the widow at Nain-he was being carried to the grave.

3d. The third had been buried four days—this was Lazarus.

I think

you
will wonder

very

much when you hear that only some of the Jews who had seen Lazarus raised from the dead believed. The rest went to the Pharisees, and told them what was done. They were more enraged than ever against Jesus, and were determined He should be put to death.

CHAPTER XIX.

JESUS WORKING MORE MIRACLES.

I HAVE missed two or three miracles which I ought to have told you about before this, because I wished you to hear all about the happy family at Bethany at once. man, who was deaf, and could not speak plainly, was brought to Jesus. At his word the man's ears were opened, and the string of his tongue loosed, so that he could both hear and speak. A blind man, too, who sat by the wayside begging, had his eyes opened, so that he could see perfectly. Perhaps this man had not been blind all his life. We are not told whether he had or not; but now I am going to tell you

A poor

of one who was born blind. When Jesus was at Jerusalem, He met this

poor

man. He was thirty years old, and yet he had never seen the light of the glorious sun, or any of those things which we admire so much. All those

All those years he had lived in total darkness. How dreadful this must have been! We are not told that he came to Jesus to be healed. It rather seems as if Jesus took pity on him. When He saw him, He stopped, spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle. This clay He spread on the man's eyes. Then He told him to go and wash in the pool of Siloam. You know that neither the clay nor the water of the pool could make the poor man to see.

He knew this too, but still he obeyed. He went and washed, and immediately he found that he could see! Can you fancy how great his wonder must have been? Oh, how many things he would have to look at; every face, every animal, every tree, every flower, would be new to him! How he would stop and look at them again and again!

When he got back among his friends and neighbours, they were almost as much surprised. What !” said they, “is not this he that sat and begged ?” Some said,

Yes, it is;” others said, “He is like him." Then they asked him how it was that he had his eyes opened. He told them exactly what had been done. The Jews who had not known him would not believe that he had ever been blind,-so they called his father and mother to ask them. They were quite sure he was their son, and that he had been born blind; but they would not own that they knew who had opened his eyes. They were afraid to say it was Jesus, because of the rage of the Jews against Him; so they said, “He is of age, ask him.' Again, and again, did they question him, till he was quite tired of answering them. They were quite determined not to believe on Jesus; and at last when the poor man declared that Jesus was “ of God,” they grew so angry that they cast him out from

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