The Wrong Physician

but I will tell you of one who can cure you"; and he told him of

Christ, and read to him the 53d chapter of Isaiah, "With His stripes

we are healed."

The young man said, "Doctor, do you believe that?"

The doctor told him he did, and prayed and wrestled with him, and at

last the clear light of Calvary shone on his soul. He had settled

the question in his own mind at last, where he would spend

I ask you, sinner, to settle it now. It is for you to decide. Shall

it be with the saints, and martyrs, and prophets, or in the dark

caverns of hell, amidst blackness and darkness forever? Make haste

to be wise; for "how shall we escape if we neglect so great


At our church in Chicago I was closing the meeting one day, when a

young soldier got up and entreated the people to decide for Christ

at once. He said he had just come from a dark scene. A comrade of

his, who had enlisted with him, had a father who was always

entreating him to become a Christian, and in reply he always said he

would when the war was over. At last he was wounded, and was put

into the hospital, but got worse and was gradually sinking. One day,

a few hours before he died, a letter came from his sister, but he

was too far gone to read it. Oh, it was such an earnest letter! The

comrade read it to him, but he did not seem to understand it, he was

so weak, till it came to the last sentence, which said:

"Oh, my dear brother, when you get this letter, will you not accept

your sister's Savior?"

The dying man sprang up from his cot, and said, "What do you say?

what do you say?" and then, falling back on his pillow, feebly

exclaimed, "It is too late! It is too late!"

My dear friends, thank God it is not too late for you to-day. The

Master is still calling you. Let every one of us, young and old,

rich and poor, come to Christ at once, and He will put all our sins

away. Don't wait any longer for feeling, but obey at once. You can

believe, you can trust, you can lay hold on eternal life, if you

will. Will you not do it now?