The Great Fire of Chicago began about 9 pm Sunday, October 8, until early Tuesday, October 10, 1871. This rapidly spreading fire killed approximately 300 individuals, destroyed roughly 3.3 square miles Chicago, and left over 100,000 residents homeless. This devastating fire would greatly impact the life of American evangelist D.L. Moody.
A minister, simply referred to as Brother T., had been out ministering all day to individuals during a horrific cholera epidemic in London. Very little is recorded about him. We know that he a clergyman of the Church of England, and that he was 100% committed to his calling. Here's his story, taken from Anecdotes and Illustrations of the Christian Ministry compiled by Rev. Daniel Smith in 1853.
The key to understanding the Christian viewpoint of Heaven is to understand that true Christians trust God implicitly -- we know, through our personal experience with Him and the study of the Bible, that we can trust Him to do what is good and right. That means we trust Him with our death, also.
Sara McCaslin is an engineer, a computer scientist, and a freelance writer.