The Way of the World”

The following lines, under the above title, were displayed through a large town in connection with the visit of a theatrical company:
"Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep and you weep alone;
For this solid old earth must borrow its mirth,
It has trouble enough of its own.

Sing, and the hills will echo it,
Sigh, and 'tis lost on the air.
For they want full measure of all your pleasure,
But nobody wants your care.

Feast, and your halls are crowded,
Fast, and they'll pass. you by;
Succeed and give, and they'll let you live—
Fail, and they'll let you die.”
Men in every sphere of life, and in all ages, have proved this at some point in their life's history; but what a contrast this is to the "way of the Lord," for:
"Joy, and your Lord joys with you,
Weep, and He sees your tears;
He came down to earth to give you true mirth,
And to banish your sorrows and fears.

Sing, and the heavens will sound it;
Sigh, and 'tis caught by His ear;
He gives full measure of all His pleasure.
He will carry your burden and care.

Feast, for there's peace and plenty;
Fast, still your Lord is nigh;
Succeed and give, for Him thou dolt live,
His grace your unfailing supply.”
This is the portion of all who have trusted in Christ, for our blessed Lord Jesus not only saves us from our sins by His most precious blood, but He lives to keep and care for us through all life's journey.
Reader, have you tried this poor world and found it lacking? Is there still within your breast that unsatisfied desire? Do you long for rest and joy? Thank God if this is so, for there is One who loves you—even when you don't love Him.
There is every reason why you should love Him, for He has died that the way of salvation might be opened up for you. Despise not the way of peace that He has opened for you. Receive Him, the Prince of peace, and eternal glory awaits you.