I thank God today for giving us life and the freedom which we still have here in America today. Did you know that 52 of the 55 signers of The Declaration of Independence were deeply committed Christians? The other three all believed in the Holy Bible as the divine truth, the God of scripture, and His personal intervention. It was also the same congress that formed the American Bible Society and immediately after creating the Declaration of Independence , the Continental Congress voted to purchase and import 20,000 copies of scripture for the people of this nation.
Consider these words that Thomas Jefferson wrote on the front of his Holy Bible,” I am a Christian, that is to say a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator and, I hope, to the pure doctrine of Jesus also.”
Here is a little more history for this day of Thanksgiving of our first Court Justice here in the United States of America, John Jay. He stated,” That when we select our national leaders, if we are to preserve our Nation, we must select Christians. Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
There is no doubt of our Christian heritage here in America with how our ancestors truly demonstrated the meaning of Matthew 16 when they left Great Britain to form this beautiful nation and we all need to come together again under God for our children’s future. I praise God today for His “Amazing Grace” in giving us such a beautiful place to live and having the freedom to worship our savior Jesus Christ. May God bless you and your family today and let’s join together in praying for God’s mercy and direction for our country’s future … amen
James Harrison / Servant