Today is Memorial Day. It is the day set aside to honor those who died defending the very values and country we love. I hope that all of you are enjoying yourselves.
As mentioned earlier we need a spiritual revival. But let me make that clearer: we need a Bible based revival that is centered in Christ! As Alexis de Tocqueville said in his book Democracy in America, “America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”
Normally I blog about some issue or item that is noteworthy to me and/or you. But today is Monday, actually Memorial Day, and I’d like to depart from my normal activity. At this critical juncture in my life I think it is important to get to know my readers. You’re very important to me. I don’t want to be talking to the wind, I want to be heard. That requires knowledge; my knowing your likes and dislikes. Only then can I be sure I am communicating with you.
Known as the “Penman of the Revolution” because of his twelve letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, Dickinson was very involved with the revolution and the establishment of a new nation.
This statesman was firmly rooted in the Christian faith and played an integral role in the founding and early history of our nation.
Although initially opposed to amendments, he supported the idea of freedom of religion where the government does not favor one denomination over another. He wasn’t afraid of the church influencing government, but rather government establishing a national religion.
On these two quotes alone we can safely surmise that Madison was a Christian not a Deist. But there is more.
But nationally we need to remember that Memorial Day is not just another holiday. The greatness of this country was paid for by the blood of those who have fallen in its defense. It should cause us to reflect on the values, yes the moral values, which they died for!
as a whole they yearn for the stability of the past. They want a government that is responsive to their wants and needs; an economy that empowers the people to be inventive and innovative; and a church that sticks by the Word of God. These voices must not be silenced.
On Memorial Day we need to pause and remember the terrific cost that protecting our nation has exacted.