Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The Method of Grace
That is a title of a sermon that
George Whitefield preached on the
onset of the Great Awakening in the
1700's...American Colonies. That
also is what my high school students
were to read for today's class.
One of these students called on her
way , an hour's drive, to class.
"Can I write on that sermon in my
journal?" She was catching up on
something else for me and wanted to
do that too. . So I said:
"You can lead the discussion today!"
She did and all of them wrote how to
apply what Whitefield preached to their
own mind, heart and soul.
Ben Franklin was a close friend of
Whitefields. He wrote:
"wonderful...change soon made in the manners of our inhabitants. From being thoughtless or indifferent about religion, it seem'd as if all the world were growing religious, so that one could not walk thro' the town in an evening without hearing psalms sung in different families of every street."
The Lord gave me something .....
Grace. I was searching for what to do
in class when she called.
The Lord cares more than I
ever can imagine about the hearts
and the minds of each in class today.
He showed me that!
I could have sang! Imagine walking
our streets as Franklin did and