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Dr. Hannah

Posted by hrgarippa on 24 September, 2008

No I’m not talking about myself. I’m talking about the great and wonderful Dr. John Hannah, and I have less than two hours to complete my Quote Tuesday Quota. For those of you who have taken a class by Dr. Hannah he needs no introduction, for those of you who have not had the privilege let me give you a little bio, by me…Miss Hannah.

I was first introduced to this man when I was just a wee lass. My dad was in seminary and my parents had their third precious child, me. When my dad told Dr. Hannah that they’d named their baby Hannah he asked if he would bring me in to the class. My dad did and I met Dr. Hannah 30 years ago. He told my dad that giving a child such a great name deserved an A. Smart man.

Dr. Hannah wrote me, not my parents a congratulations on being born letter. I remember as a child reading that letter and thinking how great it was that I had a letter from someone who was so admired by my parents.

It wasn’t until years later that I had the awesome privilege of getting to know Dr. Hannah, not as a student but vicariously through my brother who is a student and has also been his aide, (I think that is what they call them at the seminary). After almost every class Johnny, my brother, comes home with a great story. Last weeks really struck a cord with me and I’d like to share it with you today. This is quoted through my brother so I won’t put any quotations around it.

Knowledge of Scripture and Knowledge of God are not coterminous. Some people know Scripture incredibly well and know nothing of God. And you will meet some people who know very little of Scripture and know God deeply. And then he (Dr. Hannah) says, You can’t plot it (like on a graph) – God does what He wants, how He wants. And does it to humble us and make it clear that it is not us doing it, but Him. – Dr. John Hannah thru Johnny Garippa

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One Response to “Dr. Hannah”

  1. Jana said

    I bet you guys have lots of good stories!!

    I think you meant “wee lass?” 🙂

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