119.--a sign of the times.
The historian of our day will not fail to mention, for the edification of the men of future ages, (would that those of the present might be calm enough to derive the same instructive lesson from it!) the fact that the glorious old flag which was once “the flag of our Union,” in truth as well as in name, floats boldly to the breezes of Heaven, above
the cross of Christ
, whom our fathers reverently worshipped as “King
of kings and Lord
Pride and hatred now rise above humility and love, and the harsh notes of fratricidal war quite drown the gentle voice from Heaven, “Peace on earth, good will toward men.”
Those of us who profess and call ourselves Christians, used but lately to place the cross of Christ
above every thing else; but there is something now
above that cross.
Ought it to remain in such a proud, and, as it certainly must seem to every calm and humble Christian mind, a God-defying position?
the top of Grace Church steeple.
God grant that Christian passers-by may look up and think, and learn a good lesson from such a significant sign of the times.--N. Y. News
, April 29.