Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved history. When I was young, my plans were to become a history teacher. That didn’t happen, but all my life I’ve never missed an opportunity to visit or read about historical people, places, or things. Today, I’m going to let some famous men in history speak.
My roots have been traced back to George Washington—1st cousin to my daddy, seven times removed—or something like that. Whatever the relation, I’m very proud of “Cousin George” for being a man of faith and integrity.
So just a look back this Independence Day. I love these Scriptures and quotes and I will have to say they reinforce my patriotism and faith, even amidst these difficult days in which we live. They give me HOPE.
Happy Independence Day to you all! May God bless you. I pray that He will heal our land and guide us with His light from above. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
“Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” Psalm 127:1
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage.” Psalm 33:12
“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these 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.” Abraham Lincoln, 16th President, while calling for a day of prayer in 1863.
“The purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though we erring mortals may fail to accurately perceive them in advance. We hoped for a happy termination of this terrible war long before this; but God knows best, and has ruled otherwise. We shall yet acknowledge His wisdom and our own error therein.” Abraham Lincoln
“It is the duty of all nations, to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.” George Washington, during his first year as President—First President, 1789-1797, and referred to as the Father of Our Country
“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.”
“Had the doctrines of Jesus been preached always as pure as they came from his lips, the whole civilized world would now have been Christians.”
“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson, American Founding Father, principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and 3rd American President from 1801-1809.
“Here is my Creed. I believe in one God, creator of the Universe. That he governs it by his Providence. That he ought to be worshiped. That the most acceptable service we render him is doing good to his other children. That the soul of Man is immortal, and will be treated with justice in another life respecting its conduct in this.” Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of America
Prayer: Dear Father, Creator of the world and of all who are in it, we acknowledge Your sovereignty. It is You, and You alone, whom we trust. Thank You for placing me here in the United States of America, the land that I love. Forgive us, Lord, for we have drifted so far off the course that You intended. Please heal our land and unite us under Your banner. Help us in every area of our lives, that we would show Your love to those around us. We pray this in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.