61) Indeed, Moorhead's periodical, Cloud of Witnesses
to Pentecost in India (1907-ca.
Today, we remember and celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us, "that great cloud of witnesses
who surround us" (Hebrews 12:1) and support us with their prayers.
Hebrews 12:1 talks about the faithful being "surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses
In the spirit of the Olympics, let us run the race that is set before us, let us cheer one another on, and let us give thanks for "that great cloud of witnesses
by whom we are surrounded.
For pastors, it can demonstrate the virtues inherent in reading in conversation with the great cloud of witnesses
I am also in the presence of the vast cloud of witnesses
, some represented in the icons that have multiplied in this cell, gifts sent to me from people everywhere: Oscar Romero, Martin Luther King Jr.
Remember, this is the chapter in Hebrews that begins, "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us" (12:1).
Bringing Hagar visibly into the cloud of witnesses
lifts up a source of lament and resistance as well as strength and inspiration for all who remember her name.
Ultimately, that's also what the Litany of the Saints is all about, when we invoke that whole cloud of witnesses
A great cloud of witnesses
with Romero in their midst has returned him to us.
Holladay, The Psalms through Three Thousand Years: Prayerbook of a Cloud of Witnesses
(Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993), 54.
From Susanna Wesley to Augustine of Hippo, John Woolman to Dag Hammarskjold, this cloud of witnesses
ancient and modern offers strength and encouragement.
Narrowly missing this list of the most popular responses is a cloud of witnesses
made up of Gandhi, the four U.