1874 was a long time ago....
I had remembered it... a little booklet in our bookstore back 40 years ago. So I "googled" Drummond ... went to his official site... and read it online... didn't take very long... hope more people go there and get "challenged"... it's that kind of booklet. Some fun stuff too since it was written way back then in 1874... that was a long time ago. :)
He was talking about how everything was going to pass away.... Drummond wrote:
When was the last time you thought about a "steam engine"? Drummond in his wildest imaginations couldn't even begin to imagine all the things that have passed away since 1874.... how many of the things that were invented since you were a child are still around?... many, many of them have passed away. I'll bet you can't even remember too much about what you were doing back 1974... much less 1874? I can't.... and some friends have said that I am older than dirt! :)
Drummond was only 23 when he wrote this... 23 years later he was dead...passed away.... 1897... that also was a long time ago. People today don't pass away quite as soon as they did back then. 1897 was the year my great grandfather was murdered in what is called the "Lattimer Massacre"... the coal mine owners in Pennsylvania hired 150 guns to go along with their sheriff and opened fire on the crowd of 300/400 peaceful demonstraters who owed their soul to the company store. Those owners and hired guns should have read Drummond's book... maybe they wouldn't have slaughtered 19 people who dared to say maybe they should have been treated a little more like human beings.... and maybe... just maybe... I would have gotten to meet my great grandfather before he passed away.. You can google that travesty too and read all about it if you like....
Drummond's message is incredibly important. It particularly struck me since the Lord hasn't let me write anything on my blog since the last time. ... that last time when I closed my Musing with the same message that Drummond was trying to get across to people...
"When will we see that this thing is not about us… or about our doing anything for Him… ? It is about our simply loving “the Lord our God with all our heart and mind and soul and strength… and our neighbor as ourselves…” …then kicking back… relaxing… and enjoying the journey as we watch the Lord doing everything He wants to do…"
It's 137 years later... God is still trying to communicate to His creation the same simple message.... love Him... love others... what a bummer, huh?... that might just mean that Philip will have to pass away... so He can live.... hmmmm
Wonder what it's going to be like 137 years from now.