The End of a Coil
"What did He give His life for?" said Dolly, whose eyes were growing more and more intent.
"To save our lives, dear."
"Why, Dolly, you and I, and everybody, have broken God's beautiful law. The punishment for that is death; not merely the death of the body, but everlasting separation from God and His love and His favour; that is death; living death. To save us from that, Jesus died Himself; He paid our debt; He died instead of us."
"Then is He dead?" said Dolly awefully.
"He was dead; but He rose again, and now He lives, King over all. He was God as well as man, so the grave could not hold Him. But He paid our debt, darling."
"You said, death was everlasting separation from God and good," said Dolly very solemnly.
"For us, it would have been."
"But He did not die that way?"
"He could not, fo