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A~~D SMOKING FLAX. 21 dwelleth likewise in the lowest soul. Isa. lxvi. 2. Christ's sheep are weak sheep and wanting in som~th1ng or other; he therefore applieth himself 'to the necessities of every sheep. He seeks that which was lost, and brings again that which was driven out of the way, and binds up that which was broken, and strengthens the weak. His tenderest care is over the weakest. The lambs he carriet11 in his bosom : " Peter, feed my lambs." lie was most familiar and open to the troubled souls. How careful was he that Peter and the rest of the Apostles, should not be too much dejected after his resurrection, " Go, tell my disciples, and tell Peter,' ' lVIark xvi. 7. Christ knew that the guilt of their unkindness in leaving_ him had dejected their spirits. I-Iow gently did he endure Thomas's unbelief, and stooped so far unto his weakness as to allow him to thrust his hand into his side.