Faith and willingness birthed Independence Day
One of the things I am most proud of pursuant to our Founding Fathers was their faith in and recognition of God. It offends me to hear the seditious ignorance of the foolish that fight to remove any and all reference to God – when in fact our Founding Fathers intended for God to be acknowledged and prayers to be offered in conjunction with good government and the observance of federal holidays and the ceremonies adjoining same.
The day before he would sign the actual Constitution, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife Abigail. The very first paragraph on the third page of that letter, Adams wrote: “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by the solemn acts of God Almighty.” And for those who will hasten to say Adams was just caught up in the euphoria of the moment, one paragraph later in closing the letter he wrote: “You will think me transported with enthusiasm, but I am not. I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom I can see rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see the end is more than worth all the means. And that Posterity will triumph in that days transaction, even [although] we should rue it, which I trust in God we shall not.”
Adams, like all of the other Founding Fathers knew the sacrifice they were making and the risks they took, but they did persevered, for the sake of a future that would be free of tyranny. In the face of all we face today, we can do no different. History is replete w/ men and women of faith who dared to sacrifice their fortunes, their families, and even their lives in order for future generations to live free and worship. This Independence Day let us determine to follow in their footsteps.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here