I inadvertently misled readers when I wrote last issue about having surgery. It was recommended in Virginia, but experts at the Massachusetts General Hospital decided against it. I have a bronchiectasis (dilation of one or more of the bronchial tubes) in the right lung. Careful living, avoidance of colds, and less stress and tension will help. Meanwhile my wife and I are looking to God for his healing touch.
On the last day of Billy Graham’s recent evangelistic crusade in Korea (see News, page 33), 1.1 million people attended the service. This was the largest religious gathering in the history of the Church. Such a meeting would have been impossible, of course, before the advent of amplifiers. Yet George Whitefield spoke to crowds as large as 20,000 in the eighteenth century, and all could hear his voice. Graham had a congregation fifty-five times as large, and all could hear his voice.
I would have supposed that the TV networks and the newspapers and magazines in America would have covered this memorable event in detail, but they paid little attention to it. Can it be that for those who have a nose for news the “good news” of the Gospel isn’t particularly newsworthy even when more than a million people gather to hear it?
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