“Go, your son lives”

The Gettysburg Address was only 272 words. It took Abraham Lincoln less than three minutes to deliver it. Edward Everett, the famous orator and U.S. senator who preceded Lincoln spoke for two hours from a prepared manuscript of more than 13,000 words.

After Lincoln’s speech, Everett wrote the president saying, “I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes.”

The Lord Jesus Christ said more in four words than some could say in 13,000. Continue reading ““Go, your son lives””

Choking Hazard

During my sophomore college summer I returned home to Australia to work as a truck driver offsider. A church member, who owned a truck, hired me to assist him with his furniture delivery business.

Many details of that summer have slipped from memory, but not the choking lady. We were on the second floor of an apartment building where we had just delivered a large wall unit.  She came down the stairs holding her throat, choking and with a look of panic in her eyes. Continue reading “Choking Hazard”