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Visited by Majesty on High

  “Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.” (Psalm 46:8, […]

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Morning Meditation

The fifth psalm is a morning meditation. Many years later we find a quotation taken from this psalm and quoted in the New Testament (Rom. 3:13). I cannot help but think: how few people will today meditate like the saint in this psalm. Today there is a very different tenor in the meditations of those […]

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Light and Glory

“A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel.” Luke 2:32 This text is part of the song of Simeon, just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. Hence, we may take this expression as the truth of God. Later, much later, Jesus […]

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Prayer and Young People

That is the subject which you gave to me. And I must admit that it is rather difficult. I could write about prayer; and I could also write about young people. But to write about Prayer and Young People is not so easy. In the mind of those or of him who chose this subject […]

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To Hull and Doon

It is not known to me who had the first idea to organize the Young People of our Protestant Reformed Churches into a Federation such as we now have. Neither do I know who first thought of the idea to have a Convention. Whoever he or she was, I would offer a silent salute to […]

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Faith of Our Fathers: Its Vindication

Summary of Speech given by Rev Gerrit Vos at the P.R.Y.P. Convention, Holland, Michigan by Grace Theule After a very delicious lunch, pre­pared by the committee, beneath the shady trees at Tunnel Park, the young people were requested to leave the tables and sit on the white sand at the foot of a sloping hill, […]

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Meditation

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.”  Romans 8:28 This text is part of a New Testament song. Oh, I know it, I know it, it is not a song in the accepted, mechanical and technical sense of […]

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The Jubilee of Christian Liberty

Summary of speech given by Rev Gerrit Vos reported by Alice Reitsma After the banquet had been served at our last Convention gathering, the Rev. G. Vos, from Edgerton, Minn. addressed his audience of approximately 350 young men and women. “Jubilation is the heart of my talk to you tonight,” Rev. Vos stated.  “Hearing in […]

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Remembering God

It is not necessary to become out and out wicked in order to forget God! Just live your natural life: do just what you like to do, and you will forget the Fountain of your life. But God sayeth: Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, […]

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To Our Boys in Service

Edgerton, Minn. October 12, 1943 Dear Fellows: This number of our Beacon Lights is supposed to be an all California issue. And therefore I hear some of you fellows say: “What is Vos doing here? He lives now in Edgerton, Minnesota!” Well, you will have to bear with me for this one time. It is […]

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