Symbol of Hope and Sanity

This is the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Irkutsk, Siberia, and this is the music of its bells.

Built in the 17th century, the cathedral survived 70 years in the Godless Soviet wasteland, the communists having shut down religious services and converted it into a bread factory.

When I was growing up, there was no hope whatsoever that the Soviet Union would ever pass away. But it did! I was still in bed when Patty came running upstairs with the news: “There is no more Soviet Union!” It was as if God had simply plucked it off the table.

He can do things like that.

And the bells, so long silent, ring again. God hears them. He did not forget them, nor His people who were waiting for the day when they could hear them, too.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

3 responses to “Symbol of Hope and Sanity

  • UnKnowable

    Quite inspiring.

    For some reason, it brings to mind Psalm 110:1-3
    The Lord says to my Lord:
    “Sit at My right hand
    Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”
    The Lord will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying,
    “Rule in the midst of Your enemies.”
    Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power;
    In holy array, from the womb of the dawn,
    Your youth are to You as the dew.

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  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Beautiful true story of the bells!

    The word “suddenly” appears 87 times in the Bible.

    Then there’s the favorite; “Come quickly Lord Jesus.” Maranatha!

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