History Has Told and History Will Tell

No one can deny that America has made its mistakes in the past. Our nation, like all other nations, has made major mistakes. That being said, I now want to say this very plainly: our leaders in power are denying our history to our detriment. I am not talking about decisions that were made in the past. I am talking about the ones that are being made today.

High poweredpoliticians have been picking a fight with theHighest Power” in the land for the last several decades and the taunting has gotten a lot more intense over the last few years. Some people are determined to make God history in our country. But if we can learn anything from history, it is that a nation that has a history with God but no present does not have much of a future to look forward to.

How can we own up to so much of our past but still deny the Power that has allowed us to even have one? Listen to this historic song written long ago by a writer named Francis Scott Key! The United States Congress adopted this original poem turned song in 1931 and it became known as our National Anthem. Read the whole thing because believe it or not, there may be something in this song that you’ve never heard before!

“Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro’ the night that our flag was still there. O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

 On the shore dimly seen thro’ the mists of the deep, Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o’re the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam, In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream: ‘Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave O’er the land of the free and home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vaunting swore That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion A home and a country should leave us no more? Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

   O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand, Between the lov’d homes and the war’s desolations; Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause is just, And this be our motto: “In God is our trust” And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

The first stanza may sound familiar but how about the words of the fourth one? The forefathers of our history were not perfect but they realized that our future depends on the God of our past. Deny if you try, but the help of God is still a part of the history of America – deny if you try, America will be history without the help of God. EA

“…till you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.” (Daniel 4:25)

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6 comments

  1. “WOO WOO!!! MAN EUGENE, BRO. YOU NAILED IT DUDE!! SPOT ON!! ACCURATE AS IT CAN BE, SUCH TREMENDOUS THOUGHTS AND CONCLUSIONS. I WISH THIS COULD BE READ ON THE SENATE AND HOUSE CHAMBERS. TALK ABOUT SHAKING THINGS UP, WHEW, EUGENE!! IT’S NOW OFFICIAL, BRO. “YOU ARE MY FAVORITE WRITER” GOD BLESS YOU MAN!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK FOR THE KINGDOM!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!

    1. Hello Michael! I’m humbled by your compliments and I hope that the articles that I write do give glory to our Creator and his will for our lives. The first time I read the entire Anthem it amazed that the song that so many are familiar with actually includes the words “In God We Trust.” I’ll always think of that whenever I hear it sung at public events.
      P.S. – You’re not that bad of a writter yourself :)
      Take care Michael.

  2. Amen. Much can be learned of our forefathers’ reliance upon Divine Providence, most evident in George Washington’s writings. I pray mightily that our leaders might look to God and trust in Him, much like our forefathers did.

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