Words of Abraham Lincoln still true today

July 24, 2012 at 2:24 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

More than 100 years ago, when faced with the bloodbath threatening to destroy America, President Lincoln spoke these humbling, poignant words:

"We've grown in numbers and wealth and power as no other nation has grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us. We've vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our own 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. It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended power, to confess our national sins and to pray for redemption and forgiveness."

It appears to me the words of Abraham Lincoln fit like a glove for us today.

Pastor John Fisher, Point Comfort



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