Guy Fawkes Day

November 5, 2008
Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I can think of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli’ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England’s overthrow;
By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!

Today, for all you who do not know, is Guy Fawkes Day! On November 5, 1605, a plot was foiled to blow up the Houses of Parliament by a number of Catholic conspirators including Guy Fawkes. Hardly remembered anymore outside of the United Kingdom, it should be the ever present reminder to Christians for God’s providential preservation of order in a world that craves chaos.