A Bohemian Goose and a Saxon Swan
by James J. S. Johnson
Of whom the world was not worthy: they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. (Hebrews 11:38)
The ministry of God’s messengers sometimes reminds me of geese and swans, but why?
To explain why those two birds (the Goose and the Swan) remind me of God’s messengers, some background information on waterbirds, combined with some European history, is necessary. (See the earlier posting titled “Birdwatching in Iceland”, and notice especially the coverage of geese and swans.)
A Bohemian Goose (Jan Hus).
Many of this website’s readers are already familiar with the Christian Reformer and martyr, Jan Hus (a/k/a John Huss), for who the Hussites were named. Jan Hus was a Christian Bible scholar and teacher, in Bohemia (e.g., Prague), a land that today is called the Czech…