Wednesday, October 20, 2010

When The Lion Roars His Gospel

Cool story I just ran across...

King James VI of Scotland was notoriously rude during worship services.  He would sit in the gallery while the minister preached, but instead of listening to the sermon, King James would talk freely to those around him.

On one occasion the minister, Robert Bruce, paused.  When he fell silent, the king did too.  But then when the minister resumed talking, so did the king.

Pastor Bruce ceased speaking a second time.  So did the king.  The minister resumed; so did the king.

The third time this happened, Pastor Robert Bruce turned and addressed King James directly:  "It is said to have been an expression of the wisest of kings, 'When the lion roars, all the beasts of the field are quiet': the Lion of the Tribe of Judah is now roaring in the voice of His Gospel, and it becomes all the petty kings of the earth to be silent."

Wow.

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