Pastor Paul Edwards visits the grave of the Detroit Tigers’ great Norm Cash to talk about the brevity of life and the real question we ought to be asking during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pastor Paul Edwards with a meditation from Psalm 27 and Isaiah 40.
The sermon which Pastor Paul refers to in this video is: “Some Reflections, Growing Out of the Recent Epidemic of Influenza that Afflicted Our City,” delivered in the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 3, 1918 by the Pastor, Rev. Francis J. Grimke.
The sermon is here: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=emu.010002585873&view=1up&seq=2
From Samuel Shaw’s A Welcome to the Plague:
“I beseech you, Christian, be not content to say you have chosen God for your chief good, but pursue after him as such, without grudging, and without ceasing, longing to be as much one with him, in a participation of divine perfections, as our created natures are capable of. Maintain a holy and secret striving of soul towards this blessed object continually, as a thing moves towards its center, as a soul ought to endeavor to accomplish its own perfection; stand not gazing upon a heaven to come, but labor to draw down all that peace, joy, love, purity, which heaven is, into your own souls, by growing up into the life of God daily.”