Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Glory to God

"Out of the Depths" PDA publication 2002. pg43

Keywords: suffering, burn, glory, sovereignty, doxology

On November 14, 1940, Coventry Cathedral in England was destroyed by the Luftwaffe's bombs. All night the cathedral burned with the city. Shortly after the destruction, the cathedral stonemason, Jock Forbes, noticed that two of the charred medieval roof timbers had fallen in the shape of a cross. He set them up in the ruins where they were later placed on an altar of rubble with the moving words ‘Father Forgive’ inscribed on the Sanctuary wall. Another cross was fashioned from three medieval nails by a local priest, the Revd Arthur Wales. After the war, the cathedral was rebuilt. In the transformed cathedral, a tablet reads "To the glory of God this cathedral burnt November 14, 1940."

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