Today we face unprecedented challenges not unlike our founders in the War for Independence.
During this time of crises George Washington and his troops were suffering through the winter in Valley Forge. This was because our nation was challenging the great British Empire.
We are challenging the combined enemies of Liberty who are well financed, well organized and committed.
The Continental Congress issued the first Proclamation for Thanksgiving. Their sentiments, so beautifully expressed, would be a blessing to our nation at this complicated and difficult time. They set aside December 18, 1777 as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise.
“That at one Time and with one Voice, the good People may express the grateful Feelings of their Hearts, and consecrate themselves to the Service of their Divine Benefactor;
“That together with their sincere Acknowledgments and Offerings, they may join the penitent Confession of their manifold Sins… and their humble and earnest Supplication that it may please GOD through the Merits of JESUS CHRIST, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of Remembrance;
“That it may please him graciously to afford his Blessing on the Governments of these States respectively, and prosper the public Council of the whole.”
They go on to plead for blessings on their commanders by land and by sea. They ask for God to secure the greatest of all human blessings, INDEPENDENCE and PEACE.
We are as much at war in defense of liberty as were our founders, they to establish our nation, we to reclaim and restore our nation.
Our founders recognized this is not possible without “the superintending Providence of Almighty God”.
We hold the solution to our nation’s problems in our hands. We must turn to the author of Liberty, Jesus Christ, humble ourselves and pray for him to heal our land.
And while we do that, we must personally consecrate ourselves to do all we can for the righteous cause of liberty.
The Declaration of Independence recognizes that we are endowed by our Creator and our founders in that Declaration appealed to the Supreme Judge of the World.
Our U.S. Constitution in Article VII also recognizes “Our Lord”. Can we do less?
We must look to our roots. Recognize “our Lord” and ask for His mercy upon our state and nation.
And also recognize that the Solution is the Constitution.
We invite you to join us in our quest to restore liberty to our blessed land.