| 4 THE RECORDER.
2. Peter and John went to the temple; that lame one was there. The
lame one was anxious to obtain money. This is the wish of other men also,
and their tribes, to have money. But Peter said, to him, " I have neither
silver or gold, but I give unto you the words of Jesus Christ, Arise walk"
The lame one sprang to his feet, and stood up among those who were
whole, and walked into the temple. Now the revealer of this thing money is
Paul, whose word was sent to Timothy saying, " The love of money is the
root of all evil. "
3. It was the strength of Christ that first made him whole. Here is the
proof, " Jesus Christ is exalted as a Prince and a Saviour. " There is no
mystery in the Scriptures regarding the incarnation of Jesus Christ, and the
cause of his mission to earth.. All the books of Scripture are very clear on
this matter, and they all agree, so that it seems like one page. When he
died, death had no power to retain Him. Death tried very hard to bind him
with its cords, but He could not be held. He went down into the earth, but
after three days he came up to the light of the world, and went to the right
hand of the Father, where He is now seated.
- Let us ever look up to Jesus Christ the Saviour. Let the words for our
instruction end here.
A FRAGMENT OF A MAORI LAMENT
FROM SIR, GEORGE GREY'S COLLECTION, PAGE 10.
Nought but the spreading leaves
Of Rongotau's and Pani's progeny
Seem pleasing now, - like honored guests
Treasures held in high repute my sons,
By your aged mothers.
Now distant from us; who may tell the distance ?
I retched you from Hawaiki;
Where ye were created infants, ani anon
Ye grew to manhood;
Thy fathers now that ye are gone
Will move the winds that play in death's dark chambers
And the ill omens will be seen again
And weariness and faintness will o'ertake the tribe,
Ye were favored with baptismal rights
Of Tutorohakina and Tutenganahau
That ye might in battle fields, my sons.
Ward off the wielded weapon,
And ward off that dread that scares at. times the brave.
Mighty ye were in fight, greedy of renown
As were your fathers at Kairau of yore.
Ye flew to battle fields plunged beneath, the wave as the Kawau*
And drew up thence the from the great deep sea.