How’s This For Coincidence?

This past week, I preached in a gospel meeting for the church in Pembroke, KY.  Just five miles from the church building is a relatively unknown monument in honor of Jefferson Davis, the first and only President of the Confederate States of America.  This monument is located in Fairview, KY and stands 351 feet tall.  Davis was elected President of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865 during the time of the Civil War.  At the same time, Abraham Lincoln served as President of the United States of America.

I stopped on my way to the church building Saturday afternoon and took this picture of the Jefferson Davis monument.

…That was Saturday.  This is Sunday. You can imagine my surprise when we had a visiting guest worship with us at South Green  the next morning.  Would you believe me if I told you Abraham Lincoln worshiped with us?  I didn’t think so, therefore I have included his picture as evidence.  Not only did this man look like Abraham Lincoln, he stood approximately 6’8″ tall!

Wow!  What are the odds?  Jefferson Davis on Saturday.  Abraham Lincoln on Sunday.  I can hardly wait to see who I meet tomorrow!

(By the way, “President Lincoln” is a member of the church and worships with the West End congregation in Nashville.  His mother lives in Glasgow and he has visited with us on a couple of occasions). 

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  • We had Christ with us yesterday 🙂

  • Hi Dale,
    I was talking about “visitors.” We don’t count Jesus as a visitor here, he’s always present. 😉 Touche!

  • Steve, I’ve been by the Jefferson Davis monument on the way to visit a supporting church, and before the time of digital cameras, got a picture of it also. No opportunity to stop, however.

    I’ve yet to met Old Abe. 🙂

  • How many southerns (confederates) sat by him and gave him a warm welcome? Or did they even think of who he might be?

    Interesting it is.

  • I have seen that guy at Nashville Predators Hockey games. Love the comments Dale and Steve. Great come back too.

  • I’ve been to the top of the monument. It is just down from Jefferson Davis’s homeplace, which he donated for a church building to be built.

    BTW, If anyone is interested, the ranger said that, if I called and made arrangements, he would open the monument up after-hours and allow me (and others) to climb the steps to the top. The steps are generally not opened to the public.

  • Steve,
    Your visitor would be great for our Ky Heartland Festival here in Elizabethtown. With him being a member of the church he could stir up some great evangelism.

  • Hi Mike,
    You ought to give him a call. That’s the sort of thing he does. He makes “Lincoln” appearances around the country. I have his card. I’ll try to locate his number for you if you want it.

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