It’s easy to get caught up in gift giving and celebratory events during Christmas; but let’s not forget what the holiday commemorates.
Many songs are written in celebration of Christ’s birth. One in particular is “The Little Drummer Boy” (originally “Carol of the Drum“). A beloved Christmas song written in 1941 by American composer Katherine Kennicott Davis, it was first recorded in 1951 by the Trapp Family Singers.
The simple lyrics explain the heartache of a poor boy, when invited to meet baby Jesus thought, “I have no gift to bring that’s fit to give our King.”
That young boy then offered the King the only thing he had…himself.
Picture the scene as it unfolds before the Christ child:
The mid-term election is over. Men and women – candidates from every state – declared what they stood for and what they would do to improve our country…they all made promises.
We Americans, after looking for truth in those declarations made by the candidates, voted for who we thought would best serve our nation.
Will their political promises be kept? Track records reveal political promises made before elections have not always been kept after the election is finalized. Promises made…but unkept…indicate trust was broken. For any nation to succeed it must have trust in Someone…Someone who is fully truthful…
As Election 2022 comes to pass may we remember to praise His holy name, praise God for the nation He has given us to grow and abound in His presence. Praise Him for past and present leaders and for our 2023 leaders forthcoming for “he deposes kings and raises up others” as He chooses. Praise Him in advance for giving us wisdom to select our leaders just as He did Moses and the Eleven.
Americans, 64% of which proclaim to be Christian, can change the negative road our nation is traveling on in this next election.
A General Election is scheduled in America for Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Citizens will vote on all 435 seats in The House Of Representatives and on 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate. Governors will be elected in 36 of our states and in 3 American territories.
Our Forefathers and Founders fought hard, sometimes to their death, to create a land “with liberty and justice for all.” While doing so they chose leaders, “men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain”, as instructed by the Bible. America grew strong with leadership from these men.
Our Forefathers and Founders, overwhelmingly Christian, were wise in choosing Christian leaders lead by Biblical morals.
“Lest we forget” is a phrase commonly used at war remembrance services. It encourages not to forget tragic battles fought in the past, why/how those battles came about, and the men and women who fought those battles. “Lest we forget” refers to the need of remembering history–studying and understanding national situations surrounding war and peace so that we avoid war and live in peace.
This post, the seventh in a nine-part series highlighting a specific topic from each chapter of Dr. Marshall Foster’s insightful book, The American Covenant – The Untold Story, documents the foundation of America based on Biblical principles. The background of America’s government as Biblically initiated by the Christian thinking of our founders is included throughout the book with the seventh chapter mentioning our founding documents.
Dr. Foster explains, “We have learned that self-government begins first with the individual aligning himself with the will of God, then caring for himself and others and applying Biblical principles to all areas of his life. A limited, representative civil government will not long survive without what George Washington called the pillars of America in his Farewell Address: ‘Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.'”
This post is the sixth of a nine-part series highlighting a specific topic from each chapter of Dr. Marshall Foster’s The American Covenant – The Untold Story, a book documenting the foundation of America on Biblically based principles. A vital portion of the sixth chapter of this book references property ownership; whoever determines how we use property is lord over us.
Dr. Foster gets straight to the point in the first paragraph of the chapter:
“If we do not settle this issue and settle it soon, what is left of our estates, our families, and our religious liberty will be confiscated by humanist State.”