Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Heroes of Faith

Heroes of Faith by Edgar De Witt Jones

By faith the voyaging Mayflower embarked from Old England and found harbor off the bleak New England shores.

By faith the Pilgrim Fathers set up a government on a new continent dedicated to God and inspired by a desire to do his will on earth as it is done in heaven.

By faith Thomas Jefferson was stirred to strike a blow for political independence and wrote the thrilling document that declared that all men are created equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights.

By faith he said, "Love your neighbor as yourself and your country more than yourself."

By faith George Washington left his spacious mansion at Mount Vernon and espoused the cause of the tax-burdened colonists.

By faith he forsook ease and comfort, choosing rather to suffer hardship with his men at Valley Forge than to enjoy the favor of a king.

By faith he became the President of the newly born republic and endured as seeing Him who is invisible.

By faith Alexander Hamilton established the financial credit of the nation. In the eloquent words of Daniel Webster: He touched the corpse of public credit and it sprang into life. He smote the rock of national resources and abundant streams of revenue flowed.

 . . . For time would fail me if I should tell of that unnumbered host . . .

continued on Sunday Morning Peace, July 7, 2013. Check back then.


1 comment:

Patty Kyrlach said...

Yes! This nation was founded on faith!

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