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Missionary Alliance Logo

Missionary Alliance LogoA guest in the home of A. B. Simpson, (1843-1919) the Canadian founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, arose early one morning and wandered down the hall. Through a crack in the study door, he observed Simpson alone at his desk with his arms hugging a globe of the world. Tears ran down his cheeks as he wept for a world lost in sin.

Temptation Contest

World GlobeAt the Temptation, the prize was the world. The devil realized that the outcome of this contest at the beginning of Jesus' ministry would affect not only Jesus ministry but the whole Cosmos. His death on the cross would equally touch the whole creation. Jesus would bring a reign of peace into people's hearts and lives.

Arms around the World

Red RoseThe "Rose, Blood and Tears" poem by Joseph Mary Plunkett (1887-1916), who was one of the Irish Republican leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916, expresses a similar sentiment.

"I see his blood upon the rose,
And in the stars the glory of his eyes,
His body gleams amid eternal snows,
His tears fall from the skies.
All pathways by his feet are worn,
His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea,
His crown of thorns is twined with every thorn,
His cross is every tree."

"Rose Blood Tears"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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