November 20, 2009
Today in History
1541 In Switzerland,
French reformer John Calvin, 32, established a theocratic government at Geneva,
thereby creating a home base for emergent Protestantism throughout Europe.
1572 The first Presbyterian meeting house in England was established
at Wandsworth, Surrey.
1850 Blind Fanny Crosby underwent a dramatic
spiritual conversion at age 30. Fifteen years later, she began writing her first
of over 8,000 hymns texts. Many of these remain popular today, including "Rescue
the Perishing," "Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross," "All the Way My Savior Leads
Me" and "Tell Me the Story of Jesus."
1872 The hymn penned by Annie
Sherwood Hawks, 36 __ "I Need Thee Every Hour" __ was first sung at a National
Baptist Sunday School Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Russian Orthodox Church joined the World Council of Churches.
What makes people the world over
stand in line for Van Gogh is not that they will see beautiful prictues but that
in an indefinable way they will come away feeling better human beings. And that
is exactly what Van Gogh hoped for. ( By John Russell)
"For with Thee is
the fountain of
life; in Thy light we see light"
Clearly it was Jesus'
desire that we be rid of desease. What was His plan for achieving this? He said
that faith in His Father's willingness and ability to give His children all good
gifts is the key. In His eyes there was no evil that faith could not vanquish,
no need that faith could not supply.
Tune again tomorrow---