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has proven himself a faithful and efficient worker. He is ably assisted in his prosperous work by Miss Johnson and Rev. Yonemura. This mission is working in full harmony with that of the United Synod, and is helping to build up one Evangelical Lutheran Church in Japan.
and are just now helping it to erect a church building. This place promises to be our most important point in the future. In connection with this station there is a thriving outstation in the mining town of Omuta.
Our first missionary, Rev. Dr. Scherer, was forced to withdraw from the field in 1897, because of ill health. He did most effective work for the mission while with it; Mrs. Scherer also made herself very useful in the work for women and children; and so their loss was keenly felt by all concerned.
In 1898 Rev. and Mrs. C. L. Brown were sent out. After some two years in Saga, spent chiefly in successful language study, they removed to Kumamoto, since which time they have very successfully directed the
Love-Life In a terrible winter, many years ago, an army was flying from Moscow. In the army was a young German prince and some German soldiers. Many of the soldiers fell down and perished in the dreadful cold. One evening only a handful remained with the prince. They came to a ruined shed which had been
work there. In 1900 Rev. and Mrs. C. K. Lippard joined the mission force. They have taken up their duties in hard earnest, have made considerable progress in the study of the language, and are now in charge of the work in Saga.
Our missionaries are ably assisted by faithful native workers. Especially deserving of mention are Rev. Yamanouchi Ryohei, Rev. Yamanouchi Naomam, and Mr. Wasa Tsunenari.
The Danish United Lutheran Church in America has a prosperous mission in Kurume, midway between Saga and Kumamoto. Work there was begun by our mission, and the point was afterwards turned over to the Danish brethren. Rev. and Mrs. J. M. T. Winther are the missionaries in charge. Rev. Winther has been in the field since 1890, and
built for cattle. There they sought shelter for the night. Hungry, cold, and weary, they lay down to sleep. The men were rough and stern, yet, when they saw their prince, used to comforts, spent, heart and body, sleeping now in the fearful night, they were moved to pity. They took off their own cloaks and laid them gently on him as he slept.' Then they lay down themselves to sleep uncovered. Morning came, and the prince awoke, warm and refreshed. He raised his head. All was silent about him save the wild wind. Where were his men. He saw their forms covered with snow.
He called—no answer. One glance and he saw all. Their cloaks were all piled upon him, and they were dead-dead through love for him. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for a friend."
TWAS the morning of resurrection-un
seen hands had broken the seal of the tomb while the soldiers slept, and unseen hands had crowned the world's Redeemer King of kings and Lord of lords. The only attendants at this greatest of all coronations were the angelic visitants. The world slept, but Christian nations since that first glad Easter morning wait to do Him homage when He shall appear in glory and power to establish an everlasting kingdom.
The Lenten season brings us to the foot of the cross, and there we, like Mary and the other loved ones, bow in deepest contrition before the lowly Nazarene who endured the awful agony for the sins of all people. As we gaze with pitying eye we think only of the suffering of Christ the sacrificial Lamb, and cannot see beyond. Our vision is clouded, but somewhere near the cross and above the thorny crown there hung suspended from the celestial throne a royal diadem, which was soon to adorn the kingly brow.
Had our blessed Redeemer permitted the invisible crown of glory to be placed on His brow while friend and foe gazed on His countenance, the Jewish world would have rejoiced with exceeding great joy. At last the victory is ours; no more Roman bondage; free from the law ! would have resounded throughout the length and breadth of the land. Alas! their ways were not God's ways; and oh! how sad it must be that the dawn of hope has not yet brightened the day of redemption for the chosen people of the longed for Messiah!
The kings of the earth wear very costly crowns and are set apart for their high offices by brilliant ceremony and gorgeous display. All people within their realm are subject to their every mandate; but how often is the crown with its precious jewels too heavy for the kingly head! How much better were it in its little casket than to cause pain and misery, and perhaps a sense of selfish vanity to its wearer! Only efficiency in life demands reward, and many of the earthly kings have brought disgrace and dishonor to the royal diadem ; but the head that once was crowned with thorns has so glorified it that all those who are faithful hope to receive a crown of victory at the close of life's pilgrimage.
Listen, dear Leaguers, to the Easter message, “ Christ is risen, and hath come forth conqueror.” This is a glad message for the blessed hope which it carries with it. Life, with its stern though beautiful realities, is to you a grand, sweet song, since that first
glad Easter. You labor for that fadeless crown which awaits all who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. He is risen, and we, too, shall rise to meet Him in the duties of uplifting humanity to a sense of purity and perfection.
Courage, then, ye who are weary in well doing. Your crown is suspended almost within your reach. Have you ever thought, fellow Leaguers, that the unworn crown is of greater importance than that which is worn? Have you thought that hope ofttimes brings greater happiness to the heart than realization? Friends may be separated for a long time, but they are assured of a reunion, and, although the time seems long and there is a tendency to despair, a still, small voice whispers, take hope, be cheerful, the crown will. yci be yours.” Yes, my friends, there is joy in hope.
Let each day bring with it an Easter thought. “He is risen," so must we rise above the disappointments of yesterday and go forth in the name of a great friendship to gladden some sad life. Some one has beautifully said, “ You cannot make others happy without being happy." “If we let no glory down Any darkened life to crown; If our grace and gladness have no ministry for
pain, We have lived our life in vain."
All who have consecrated their lives to the work of the Master are doing a noble service, and though the crown of earthly victory may
become visible, greater reward awaits the redeemed ones in the Heavenly mansions. Use well thy talents, for unseen crowns are awaiting all who pass the careful examination of the world's great Master.
The world has many great men and women who are not known outside of their home or church circle—the opportunity has never called them forth, but perhaps they may pass through life the silent benefactors of generations to come, because of a kind word or deed. In our League Circles we have a splendid array of talent, and noble young people who, if encouraged by pastors and the older members of the congregation, might become shining lights to show fallen ones the way to the cross. Those who are worthy should receive recognition. The League has shown itself worthy, and even though the way be often seemingly cheerless, let all faithful Leaguers stop and think—“ Christ is risen,” and we, too, must rise to a higher