Monday, May 30, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
“Perhaps the Lord will help us, because it is no more difficult for the Lord to grant victory through a few than through many.” 1 Samuel 14:6.
Jonathan, the son of King Saul, uttered these words to his armor-bearer as the two alone proceeded to attack a small enemy outpost. Within a few minutes they had slain 20 enemies, and the outpost panicked. That panic lead to a full scale retreat of large army that vastly outnumbered the Hebrew forces led by Jonathan and Saul. Israel proceeded to gain an enormous victory over their enemies.Jonathan's courage foreshadowed the courage of our Founding Fathers and other great Patriots who have led the fight for freedom and liberty here and across the globe. The British Empire should have overwhelmed the ragtag army barely held together by Washington (the indispensable man), but by perseverance and divine intervention, we won our freedom. Likewise, we survived other threats by holding fast and true to our ideals - and each other - in the face of adversity.When someone tells you that "it can't be done," you are outnumbered - remember Jonathan, and the Founding Fathers - you will be in good company.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
On the 175th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, President Harry Truman remarked:
Some things have not changed at all since 1776. For one thing, freedom is still expensive. It still costs money. It still costs blood. It still calls for courage and endurance, not only in soldiers, but in every man and woman who is free and how is determined to remain free.
Indeed, President Truman's words continue to ring true today. The challenge of American liberty lies at our feet. We are responsible for its preservation - or demise. That's why efforts like Patriot Week are so vital. But so are so many other efforts to preserve our liberty - the wars, the soldiers, the treasure, the teaching. For all those working so hard to preserve our republic - I salute you. For the rest of you, get it together or lose freedom's last best hope. Truman was right - it takes every man and woman to keep our freedom.