Whitesides Corner (1859)

In his memoirs Rev. D. McMeekin relates:

“Several meetings were held at Whiteside’s Corner that were addressed by Jeremiah Meneely and James McQuilkin. One of these addressed by James McQuilkin is still remembered. It was in the open air and a large audience had assembled. His subject was Luke IV. 18— ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, the recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.’ And he closed the book and he gave it again to the minister and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the Synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them. ‘This day is the Scripture fulfilled in your ears.’ His words were ‘in demonstration of the Spirit and of power’

“James Logan, who survives as one of those present on this occasion, still speaks enthusiastically concerning it. He says he still thinks he hears the words repeated—’ this day is the Scripture fulfilled in your ears.’ 

“All present were deeply impressed. They had a sense of the nearness of God, and many cried out for forgiveness and bewailed their lost and ruined condition. The district at the time contained many saintly Christians, who helped by their counsel to instruct the ignorant, to reclaim the erring and to edify the saint.”

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