Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Promise In Bible Brings Some To Tears, Prompts E-Mails

(HT: Fred Butler)

Here is my response to this article, which is short and should be read before reading my response.

Promise In Bible Brings Some To Tears, Prompts E-Mails

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Bible found in a hospital prayer garden moved some people to tears and drew groups of people to read more, according to witnesses.



VIEWER IMAGES: Bible At Hospital- A crowd inside a hospital medical complex in Louisville snapped photos of the Bible apparently showing the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

"There was just a whole bunch of people putting their cell phones down and reading what the Bible had to say, so I went over there and I saw the Bible open," witness Joel Crozer said. "When you are standing there and there is a flurry of people talking about it, you are like, 'Wow, there must be something exciting in that Bible after all.'"

Crozer, who was one of several viewers to send an e-mail about the verses he read to the news website, said his ex-wife was recently diagnosed with stage-3 cancer.

"The Bible was open to John 14:1. This was a promise for me that, if I believe in God and His Son Jesus, I should not worry about what is going on in my life and that everything else is under control because Jesus is Lord," Crozer said. "It was an enlightening experience."

Another Local 7 viewer, Laura, said she saw the verse and noticed that a chaplain was expounding upon the words and applying it to his hearers.

"I brought some people from my (hospital) unit and they heard him preach," Laura said. "The chaplain explained that we can trust the promises of Scripture, for they are true and faithful words that will never pass away. We need the Bible in an age of subjective experience."

A viewer said the Bible caused "a commotion" in the hallway near the prayer garden.

The hospital is stating that they are not certain where this Bible came from, as they do not provide them.

An official said as long as the Bible makes people feel good, that is all that matters, Local 7's Charlie White said. However, the chaplain told Local 7 that "[his] goal was not to make people feel good" but to share with them "the good news about how sinners can have a right relationship with God."

Witnesses said after a few hours, the chaplain was still there explaining the Bible.

Watch Local 7 News for more on this developing story.

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