Harm's way can be at home

 

 

In the year 1752, Dr. Gill had a memorable escape from death in his own study. One of his friends had mentioned to him a remark of Dr. Halley, the celebrated astronomer, that close study preserves a man's life by keeping him out of harm's way. But one day, after he had just left his room to go to preach, a stack of chimneys was blown down. The debris crashed through the roof of the house and broke his writing table in the very spot where a few minutes before he had been sitting. The doctor very properly remarked afterwards to his friend: "A man may come to danger and harm in the closet as well as in the highway, if he be not protected by the special care of Divine Providence." -- Religious Tract Society Anecdotes

 

From: 2700-PLUS SERMON ILLUSTRATIONS By Duane V. Maxey

 

 

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