“George Washington who is sometimes called the father of our country. As a youth, I remember hearing miraculous stories of George Washington being preserved in battle, such as, removing his clothes at the end of the day and finding four bullet holes but no wounds.
In 1770 a Native American Chief who sided with the French against the British during the 1755 war, related that he fired at Washington 17 times and his warriors also tried to kill this young officer, to no avail. Another chief related that they were instructed to kill all officers first and had attempted to shoot Washington but could not. During the battle for Fort Duquesne, now the city of Pittsburgh, Washington was one of only 1300 soldiers who survived and the only officer of 86 that survived. Another account during the Revolutionary War told of the head of a British marksman squad who was about to shoot an American officer, at close range, but was inspired not to shoot and didn’t, later finding out it was George Washington that he didn’t shoot. These stories are very inspiring, but isn’t it interesting that schools stopped teaching the true accounts of, Divine Providence preserving Washington in battle, to help establish this country? And yet we still hear about the cherry tree myth in school!” (Comments by David Christopher, M.H., School of Natural Healing)
I know it’s hard to imagine at this time when our world seems to be in such a mess, but I believe God still rules! He is still in control of this world and our nation as well as others. In America we are celebrating this week, over 230 years of freedom. Freedom, which was purchased at the cost of the blood, tears and lives of many in the beginning and many more throughout our history. But we are where we are and who we are because God wills it to be so.
Divine providence is the means by and through which God governs all things in the universe, or perhaps we could simply say that God is in complete control of all things. Obviously God rules the universe, Psalms 104:19 tells us, “The Lord has made ready his high seat in the heavens; his kingdom is ruling over all.” But he also rules over the nations! Luke 1:42 tells us, “His mighty arm has done tremendous things! He has scattered the proud and haughty ones. He has brought down rulers from their thrones and exalted the humble.”
We are at this point still, “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” but once we stop serving him he will bring judgment against this nation just as he has done throughout history.
Did God protect George Washington? He may very well have. Can God protect us? Yes he can! Can he protect those he chooses as his leaders? Yes he will, as long as they lead God’s people in following the way he has set before them in His Word, The Bible!
Abraham Lincoln quoting Matthew 12:25 once said: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” He was referring to our nation and I believe he was entirely correct. Our nation is divided in so many different ways, but the greatest is in our belief that God’s Word should be the guiding factor in our lives. If you haven’t understood what I’m driving at, let me say it plainly. God is in control of the world and if we expect to continue as a nation we have no choice but to once again embrace His Word.
Russ Lawson is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with his column Today’s Challenges. He is the Director of World Christian Literature Outreach and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Viewpoints expressed in these opinion pieces are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.