“For many years we seemed to be beating the air here; but a few months since, God so blessed the preaching of poor John Bredin, just tottering over the grave, that we have now a lively society, swiftly increasing both in grace and number.” p. 368, Thursday, April 19, 1787I am not quite “tottering over the grave,” in spite of what some of my students may think, but I can see the headstone in the distance. Of course, with my vision, it may only be a USP truck.
It is good to know that in the year that the Constitution of the United States was written an old man was fanning the flames of revival in England.
Wesley, John. The Works of John Wesley, Volume IV, Third Edition. Kansas City: Beacon Hill
Press of Kansas City, 1979.
homo unius libri