Inexplicable Part 2: A Nearly Unexplainable Trek Through Europe
Strap up. You’re in for an hour-long adventure in time travel. Just over one thousand years to be more precise.
The second installment of the “Inexplicable: How Christianity Spread to the Ends of the Earth” series carries the heaviest load: to guide us from the sack of Rome in AD 410 deep into the 16th Century in Spain. Along the way, you will meet heroines and heroes of our faith – most, I imagine, you’ve never heard of before.
For example, raise your hand if you know Bertha of Kent. Anyone? Or Queen Olga. Catherine of Siena? Teresa of Ávila? Each of these heroic women was used by God to help spread the Gospel in what today are the countries of the United Kingdom, and Russia, and Italy and Spain.
And you’ll also see God’s hand at work in men whose names may be more familiar: St. Patrick, William Tyndale, Martin Luther and Columbus.
In each of these stories, you’ll discover how the Holy Spirit empowered royals and commoners alike to achieve great things for the Kingdom of God. Bertha marries a King – and helps convert a nation to Christianity. Catherine survives the Black Plague and gets a Pope back on track. Teresa loses her holy books and God begins appearing to her in visions. These women, just like you and me, made themselves available to be used by God…and He did!
And in this episode, time after time, you’ll see God’s hand at work crafting a beautiful tapestry of His will during the Dark Ages. We’ll see his light shine brightest in the darkness. And, we’ll learn how – even though often it seemed God’s tapestry would be shred to pieces – the Spirit of God’s plans were never thwarted.
They aren’t deterred today either. Do you see His hand at work?