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where you put your trust

The world’s first fire-proof theater, the Iroquois Theater, opened in Chicago on December 1, 1903.  It was a big deal because nearly all of Chicago burned to the ground in 1871. On December 30 it was standing room only – 1,900 people packed the new theater.  As the audience listened to “A Pale Moonlight”, a blue stage light popped and caught a piece of the scenery on fire.  “Please remain seated as we lower the asbestos curtain.”  The secure feeling of being in a fire-proof theater was quickly lost when the curtain jammed half-way down.  The titanic claims of indestructibility turned the first fire-proof theater into the deadliest fire in Chicago’s history.

What you put your trust in really does matter.

Old hymn says, “Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to the cross I cling.”