Floods upon the Dry Ground
God working among fisherfolk
‘I will pour water upon Him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed and My blessing upon thine offspring.’ Isaiah 44:3
Published 1983 by Peterhead Offset Printers.
The 1921 spiritual awakening amongst the fisherfolk of
Little has been left in record about this move of God, so after great conviction of heart I felt such a record should be left as ‘a remembrance’, just as the stones were left for a testimony for future generations in Joshua’s day to mark the opening of the Jordan for the Children of Israel, as told in Joshua chapter 4 verse 6.
This spiritual awakening has a special place in my heart because it was then that both my parents were converted, which meant that I had one of the greatest privileges anyone can ever have, that of being brought up in a Christian home.
As I have traveled the length of
It has been my purpose to keep this account within a six month period, September 1921 to February 1922, although it was felt that I should include the Portsoy revival of 1923 which had a direct link with the move of God in 1921.
In compiling such an account of this vital period in the history of evenagelism it has not been possible for me to mention everyone who was involved.
As a young Christian I used to listen spellbound to my parents recounting events which took place during the 1921 revival. This created a deep impression on my mind for to hear my late father tell in the only way he could of how he was saved in the engine room of a herring-drifter eight miles from the Haisboro’ lightship was something I shall never forget.
When God moved, He was His own publicity agent, so when it was ‘noised abroad’ people came from far and near to hear the wonders of a God Who proved that He was still on the throne.
We trust as you read this little book, the events described within have been authenticated by the witnesses involved, your heart will be gripped, and you will be led led to cry out, ‘Do it again Lord.’
Once more Lord,
Once more Lord
As in the days of yore,
On this dear land Thy Spirit pour
Jackie Ritchie (1983)