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What Was it Like
The headlines in 1942 included
the allied forces victory of the battle of the Midway. In Boston, there
was a tragic fire in the Coconut Grove night club that killed 491. Byron
Nelson won the Masters in a playoff victory and Stanton Delaplane of the
San Francisco Chronicle won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting.
No one noticed the birth
of a baby in Louisville Kentucky. As an adult, he won an Olympic gold medal
in 1960 and the heavyweight crown in 1964. His mother named him Cassius
Clay, we know him as Muhammad Ali.
Do you think his mother knew
that he would change history? Probably not.
In 1889, New York won the
National League Pennant with an 83-43 season. Washington joined the union
as our 42nd State and the Indian territory of Oklahoma was opened
for settlement. On a sadder note, thousands died in a Johnstown Pennsylvania
Americans had no idea that
half way around the world a baby was born in Braunau Austria that would
alter their future. Do you think Mrs. Hitler knew that she was holding
pure human terror in her arms? No, surely she didn't.
Quirinius was governor, and
Augustus the King decided to take a census. Some brilliant men noticed
some celestial lights in the sky.
In a Bethlehem barn, a little
boy was born who would change history. Do you think Mary knew that her
Son would save the world? What was it like to hold the Son of God in her
arms? How did it feel to see His arms outstretched on the cross?
What was it like to know?