A thought from John Adams

I saw a play from a local college tonight that compiled the letters of John and Abigail Adams into a lively debate filled with banter, anguish, and the real life of a family dealing with tragedies while separated. In one of his letters, John wrote,

“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.”

My heart is heavy as I look over our country, and am reminded how fragile our beginnings and how unstable our future.

It brings to mind 1 Timothy 2:

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

I am praying for the hearts of God’s people to be stirred, even disturbed by this world enough to look forward to a better one, and bring a vision of that heavenly kingdom into their lives for today with this schedule, work load, family, and sphere of influence.

To God be the glory, and may we be humble and make sure He gets it. He is known to specialize in fresh impossibilities. Praise Him, Amen.


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