One late afternoon a few summers ago the writer climbed down a narrow winding stair in the quiet little village of Bethany and found himself standing beside the tomb called by tradition the tomb of Lazarus. Here, standing in a cave lighted dimly by the candle held by his little boy guide, at the very place where Christ Jesus is said to have stood nearly 2,000 years ago, the writer recalled the powerful, assured words of our Master: "Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
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