And I thought that you would like a sample of what will be on here in the coming days. Enjoy!
1. A War Scene
During the siege of Copenhagen, Denmark; I was particularly impressed with an object that I saw three or four days afterward the bombardment of the city. Every night, multitudes of destructive engines of warfare, known as ‘Congreve’s Rockets’ were shot at the stronghold. Soon did the blazing houses illuminate the heavens. After this the Danes gave up their arsenal and all it contained to the British. Some days after, walking among the ruins, in the midst of this broad field of desolation, stood one home, untouched by the fire, a monument of mercy. “Whose home is that?” I asked. “That,” answered my guide, “belongs to and is occupied by a member of the clergy; he would not leave his home, but remained in prayer with family and friends throughout the bombardment.” “Surely,” thought I, “The hairs of your head were numbered! He has been a shield to you in battle, and a wall of fire stood around your home. ’Tis an example of the Prince of Peace, shall not fear the weak arm of men. It will be well with the righteous in those times.”
Contribution by Lieutenant J. W. H. Handley.
Note: This is a true story!
How did God protect this man’s home? Did praying and praying by the family accomplish this or did God know beforehand that he would protect this family?