But what, Brethren? are we then to despond for ourselves or others, because the way is narrow, and few find it? This were the very device of Satan, to slay us through despair, if he cannot lay us to sleep in presumption. This we know, God willeth all men to be saved, willeth that we be saved. His Love is wanting to no one, but we to It. God willeth thee to be saved; will thou it also; will it with a steadfast will; will it with a whole heart; will it at whatever cost; and pray Him to uphold thy will, and thou wilt be saved. Wherever or whatsoever we are, we are encompassed with tokens of His Love. ...

These aweful warnings are but a token the more of His Love towards us, if we will be warned. He terrifieth us, only that we may take refuge in His Love. He meeteth us in terror if we fly from Him, only that we may turn to Him in love. He affrighteth us, even as a tender parent doth, that we may cling the closer unto Him. ... He biddeth us, "fear" and "fear not;" "fear Him" and we shall fear nothing out of Him; "fear the Lord and depart from evil." He Himself saith, "Ye that fear the Lord, put your trust in the Lord, He is their Helper and Defender.'" He Himself biddeth them who fear Him, to say "His Mercy endureth for ever." .......

Never, perhaps, were there times, in which the Windows of Heaven were more opened, God's Calls louder, His Work and Care, in recovering us, as a Church, more visible, His Work and Care for human souls more manifest. He calls us, as a Church, by sorrow and by blessing, by spreading us without and strengthening us within, by giving us "the heathen for our inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for our possession," by enlarging our borders; and woe unto us, if we preach not the gospel.'" He is calling us individually, again and again; He is calling the very "dead in trespasses and sins" to hear His Voice and live.

Oh stand we not all the day idle! trust we ourselves with Him, and He hath said, "A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee." Aid we how we may, whom we can, by prayers, alms, self-denial, that His Call reach others also. Our love shall return into our own bosom. "Pray" we "the Lord of the Harvest" to "send forth labourers into His Harvest." And for ourselves and those we love, fear we not either repented sin or present infirmities, so as to lose courage, and faith, and hope in Him. The more pitfalls surround us, cleave we the closer to Him, our Only Guide. The more the waves assault us, cling we closer to Him, the Rock of our Salvation. Cast we ourselves, our fears, our past sins, into the Infinite Abyss of His Mercies, and as we lose ourselves in Him, we shall find ourselves in Him for ever. If we fear to faint by the way, keep we the nearer to Him Who is our Food for the way. If we fear to be parted from Him, part we with ought, at least offer we to Him, to part from us ought which may keep us from Him. Commit we our way unto Him, and He will bring it to pass. He Who forsook us not when we forsook Him, will not forsake us when we would turn to Him. "Faithful is He That calleth you, Who also will do it."

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