America Be Saved?
IN HER RELATIVELY
SHORT EXISTENCE, America has impacted the world
for good like no other nation in history. From a fledgling
association of thirteen colonies struggling to get up and
walk as a nation of one people to her position as the nation
to which all eyes turn in the world, America has been blessed.
One can scarcely indulge in even a brief review of her meteoric
rise from the heroic bloodshed of her Revolutionary War to
her position as leader among the powers of the earth without
seeing the unmistakable hand of God upon her.
But America is at risk. Her foundations are cracking. And
it appears the hand of God's protection is being withdrawn.
The principles that made us great have become tarnished, and
our moral fiber is corroded. We have been in turmoil from
incessant in-fighting. We have become a nation in which everyone
is a minority striving for "special interests."
There is no "common sense." Despite the horror of
terrorism, our enemy most to be feared is not from without,
but is within.. There is a vicious moral and spiritual war
raging in the hearts and minds of Americans. Can we survive?
Can America be saved? If so, how?
As our Founding Fathers deliberated
day after day in the seething heat of a Philadelphia summer
to hammer out a constitution that would serve the emerging
nation, they met with nerve-wracking frustration as delegates
from the colonies sought to protect their "special interests."
Tempers flared. Passions were inflamed. At this moment of
despair and seeming hopelessness, Benjamin Franklin, the elder
statesman, rose and addressed the president of the convention,
George Washington, and declared:
"In this situation of this Assembly, groping as it
were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able
to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened,
Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying
to the Father of lights to illuminate our understanding!
In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when
we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this
room for the Divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard,
and they were graciously answered ... And have we forgotten
this powerful Friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need
His assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the
longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this
truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men."
then went on to declare to that awesome assembly of the greatest
minds in America: "If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground
without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise
without His aid?"
Then he declared: "We have been assured, Sir, in the
Sacred Writings, that except the Lord build the house, they
labor in vain that build it."
The senior statesman
then delivered his personal conviction concerning the future
of the nation:
"I firmly believe that without His concurring aid,
we shall succeed in this political building no better than
the builders of Babel. We shall be divided by our little
partial local interests; our projects will be confounded;
and we ourselves shall become a reproach and a bye word
down to future ages ... I therefore beg leave to move --
that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven,
and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this
Assembly every morning before we proceed to business ...."
Drama of Divine
The Assembly of
55 of America's greatest intellects and leaders solemnly and
humbly adopted Benjamin Franklin's motion, and each session
was thereafter begun with prayer for God's guidance and wisdom.
The effect on the Convention was nothing short of miraculous.
A sense of order and direction emerged resulting in the adoption
of what leaders throughout the world have acknowledged as
the greatest document ever crafted by the human mind. No constitution
of any nation in the world has endured as has that seemingly
Divinely-inspired document. In the words of James Madison,
principal drafter of the Constitution and our fourth President,
"Without the intervention of God there never would have
been a Constitution."
And my friend, without the intervention of God, we will be
unable to Preserve Us A Nation. Will you pray for that intervention?
The future of our nation is in your hands and mine.
What then must we do? If you
could rebuild our nation from the inside out, where would
you start? That is the subject of Chuck Crismier's new book
captivating the heart of America. Get your copy of this
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