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””