Abe's call to America
Soul Snack 209/12 ... Abe's call to America
A president calls to his nation without restraint.
On October 3rd 1863 Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day.
These thoughts have been attributed to Abraham Lincoln.
We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown.
But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand, which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
Abraham Lincoln was a portrait prophet - what he painted yesterday is a nation-wide mural today.
For a nation to get back on its feet it must first get down upon it knees ~ Billy Graham
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chron 7:14)
Today's Soul Snippet:
"Prophets are God's emergency men for crisis hours." ~ Leonard Ravenhill