Back in May I posted an article on Holy Hubert, a man who preached faithfully on the campus of Berkeley and was severely persecuted for his efforts. Read it here.)
“Violent reaction to Holy Hubert’s bold evangelism put him in the hospital a dozen times at California’s radical Berkeley campus. He was blinded in 1965 during a vicious attack by a mob of protesters. Twice he miraculously regained his sight, but blindness returned 18 years after the attack.
Beatings by the Black Panthers, the Hell’s Angels and the Manson family are only part of the price Hubert Lindsey has paid for preaching the Gospel to this generation.”
On occasion we are taken to task by well-meaning (yet clueless) Christians who question the value of our open air preaching efforts. I was pleasantly surprised last night to read this comment from a reader who was a persecutor of Holy Hubert in the 60’s but became a Christian as a result of his tireless efforts. Read this from Robert:
“I remember Holy Hubert Lindsay’s open air preaching on the 2400 block of Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, California about 1966. I was a lad of 15 joining with some in the crowd throwing pennies near the feet of “Hube” in mock tribute. Now I would like to pay tribute to Hubert Lindsay for the glory of the all knowing God who awakened this kid in a big way. I am so glad our Lord used this red faced man born for controversy to reach myself and so many others during that era. It’s well recognized that there was a large scale awakening among youth for the next decade. There were plenty of others involved (does anyone remember Ray Chisholm) but few who matched the fearless preaching of Holy Hube. Thank God for this work.”
Another reminder that God’s Word never returns empty… even when the bottles that are thrown at us are.