A STREET boy in London had had both legs broken by a dray passing over them. 

He was laid in one of the beds of the hospital to die; and another little creature of the same class was laid near by, picked up sick with famine fever. The latter was allowed to lie down by the side of the little crushed boy. He crept up to him and said,

"Bobby, did you ever hear about Jesus?''

"No, I never heard of him."

"Bobby! I Went to mission-school once, and they told us that Jesus would take you to Heaven when you died, and you'd never have hunger any more, and no more pain, if you axed him."

"I couldn't ax such a great big gentleman as he is to do anything for me. He wouldn't stop to speak to a boy like me."

"But he'll do all that, if you ax him."

"How can I ax him, if I don't know where he lives? And how could I get there with both legs broke?" .

"Bobby, they told me at the mission school as how Jesus passed by. The teacher said that he goes around. How do you know but what he might come to this hospital this very night? You'd know him if you was to see him."

"But I can't keep my eyes open. My legs feel so awful bad! Doctor says I'll die."

"Bobby, hold up your hand, and he'll know what you want when he passes by.”  They got the hand up; it dropped. They tried again; it slowly fell back. Three times he got up the little hand, only to let it fall. Bursting into tears, he said," I give up."

"Bobby, lend me yer hand. Put yer elbow on my pillar; I can do without it."  So his hand was propped up. When they came in the morning the boy lay dead, his hand still held up for Jesus.

You may search the world, and you cannot find a grander illustration of simple trust than that of the little boy who had been to mission-school but once.

 John B.Gough.

  4:13 "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.  
 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.  
 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.  
 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  
 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  
 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words."  

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18