The Children's Life of Jesus Christ

The Children's Life of Jesus Christ

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... scene can be viewed to this day, almost as it was then, so many hundred years ago. From the shore of the Lake near the Jordan mouth you can see it. Much green grass--about Passover time it was--in the meadow and upon the slope which stretches up from the sea. Behind rises the ridge of mountains to which our Lord subsequently retired to pray, and from whence He could easily perceive the passage of the boats across the Lake. The whole surroundings are minutely described, and the places, unaltered, remain as silent though powerful witnesses to the truth of the miracle, --the only miracle which all the Evangelists agree in describing. So the multitude were arranged in an orderly and convenient manner. Jesus then took the bread and blessed it, looking up to Heaven, to God the Giver of all good. The result was apparent. He portioned out the loaves and fishes to the disciples, who min'stered or waited upon the seated crowd. None were sent empty away. Again and again came the twelve demanding more bread and fish, again and again did they return to the people carrying provisions. Every one ate, and every one was filled. Each person had as much "as he would" (or could) eat of bread and dried fish. The bread wasted not, nor did the supply of EASTERN BASKETS. the fish fail. The people not only ate. but ate greedily and carelessly. Crumbs and fragments strewed the grass, and still the supply did not fail. At length even the hungriest were satisfied, and then said Jesus, "Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing be lost." Each disciple accordingly took a basket and com162 EVENING. menced to collect the crumbs, and each one filled a basket with food sufficient to serve for a future time. This is a plain lesson to us never...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866029
  • 9781236866028