Last night we decided to listen to a recording of a recount of the life of Mr Hugh Black. This was given in our Greenock church several Tuesday nights ago by Irene.
Not only did Irene know Mr Black very well, but she had read a good bit into the background of his life. She gave a very good account of his upbringing, his salvation and baptism in the Holy Spirit, his endeavours after God, the difficulties he met along the way and the opening of different opportunities to preach across the country. It was truly inspiring and brought back some very happy memories of him to those who knew him. Those who never had the privilege of meeting him were able to build up a picture within their mind's eye of this man of God.
At the end of the account we turned for a short time of prayer. There came a very beautiful presence of God amongst us. A sense of the 'old days'. It was, to me at least, as if the Holy Spirit was reminding us of our birth right and inheritance in Him again. Many of us felt inspired to seek more deeply after God that we might know Him as Mr Black did.
'I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.' Psalm 77:11