~ January/February 1999 ~
"We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven.
We have been preserved, the many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth
and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the
gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we
have vainly imagined,
in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced
by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have
become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving Grace, too proud
to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us, then to humble ourselves before the offended
Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness."
~ President Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation
for a National Day of Fasting, Humility and Prayer
April 30, 1863 ~
So, let us think deeply for a moment. From the mouth of one of the greatest men
to ever rule this nation; is the truest form of wisdom. "Wise men still seek Him" ~ ~ With our nation
now in one of it's most vunerable states, oh how we could learn from previously applied wisdom
for this country's renewal and ultimate survival. Have we really forgotten God? Indeed we have.
Let us go back and remember, why America ever became America The Great!
I would welcome any comments on this issue...
What do you think of earlier America, and how The President handled times of hardship?
You can study history and find, that during President Lincoln's term; the country did
experience powerful growth and renewal. Why is that? Is it really any coincidence that
this country began to take a serious moral dive in the 60's, when we the people decided
to remove God and prayer to Him from our schools? We removed a huge covering of Grace and
protection given to us by Him in doing so. Does a nation's leader make that
much difference when He humbles himself and moves his people to humble themselves in the
sight of it's God, it's very founding Father. I say YES! What do you say? Isn't it worth a ?