KATIE JOHNSTONE’S CROSS

A Canadian Tale

By A. M. M.



PREFACE.



    For the few who read this preface, it will be sufficient to say, that the aim of the following story has been chiefly to illustrate how great a blessing may flow from an affliction, if met and borne in a spirit of faith and Christian cheerfulness. It has also been written to show how many simple pleasures may, in God’s gracious providence, brighten what might seem, at first sight, a sad and cheerless lot: and how much good may be done by any one, however lowly, who endeavours, in the strength and love that Christ can impart, to live truly and earnestly the life He has appointed, since—

        “That creature best has ministered
        Which is what it was meant to be.”