Holly White – In Memoriam
Rest In Peace
“The mass of men have been forced to be gay about the little things, but sad about the big ones. Nevertheless it is not native to man to be so. Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial. Melancholy should be an innocent interlude, a tender and fugitive frame of mind; praise should be the permanent pulsation of the soul. Pessimism is at best an emotional half-holiday; joy is the uproarious labour by which all things live… Joy ought to be expansive… Christianity satisfies suddenly and perfectly man’s ancestral instinct for being the right way up; satisfies it supremely in this; that by its creed joy becomes something gigantic and sadness something small. The vault above us is not deaf because the universe is an idiot; the silence is not the heartless silence of an endless and aimless world. Rather the silence around us is a small and pitiful stillness like the prompt stillness in a sick-room… So we sit perhaps in a starry chamber of silence, while the laughter of the heavens is too loud for us to hear.” – G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
Today’s blog post can be found over at West Virginia for the Gospel, “a coalition of like-minded individuals who wish to see reformation take hold in West Virginia and the Gospel message be proclaimed throughout.” I have become a regular contributor and cherish the opportunity I have to participate in building Christ’s Kingdom here in this way.
So please enjoy “The Empty Tomb: Resurrection Theory”
I have been a longtime follower of Ray Vander Laan’s teaching ministry “That The World May Know”. I’ve watched countless Faith Lessons, frequented his website for audio teachings, facts, and info, gone to his weekend seminars, had a chance to meet and talk with him, and even an opportunity to travel to Israel with him. I cannot say enough about this man, his ministry, and what he has meant to my spiritual formation.
Out of all the sermons that I have heard from various teachers and preachers and even all the Faith Lessons and teachings I have heard from RVL, I can confidently say that his Good Friday lesson is without a doubt the best I have ever heard.
May the Spirit use it to convict you, draw you to repentance, and lead you in righteousness for God’s glory and our good. Amen.
The Fifth Cup — Our Way of Hope