SUNDAY February 12, 2017
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. He later was elected the 16th President of the United States in 1861. Interestingly––Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican to win the presidency over an immensely divided Democratic Party. He won despite only receiving forty percent of the popular votes.
Abraham Lincoln hoped that he would be used by God to bring a divided nation together under one Union, the Constitution and the freedoms for which the people had endured this great civil struggle. On February 21, 1861in his speech to the New Jersey Senate, President Lincoln said:
“…I am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for which that struggle was made, and I shall be most happy indeed if I shall be an humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty, and of this, his almost chosen people, for perpetuating the object of that great struggle.”
Today in America, despite the obvious division from within the Democratic Party, Donald J. Trump, is the 45th President of the United States of America. He will need our prayers to lead this great country. It is important for our children and grandchildren that the Constitution, our country’s freedoms and Christian liberties be upheld. We must never forget that men and women have fought and died to keep our nation free.
Many hope that under the Trump administration, our ties with Israel would be strengthened. They are after all, God’s chosen people and as such, we should bless them with our support, prayers and loyalty.
“I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”