Monday, July 5, 2010


I'm reading the book "Sacred Fire," by Peter A. Lillback. The book includes many wonderful stories from George Washington's life as it gives clear testimony to the abundant evidence regarding his personal faith in Jesus Christ.

I appreciated this particular exerpt, from a speech made regarding George Washington, on the bicentennial of his birth by Noel Porter, Arch Deacon of Califorinia:

Finally Washington manifested the spirit of the cross of Jesus Christ--the spirit of self-sacrifice and unselfish service. During the time Washington lived there was another great general in the person of Napoleon. Napoleon was a great military genius, but Washington was a greater man. France can never repay Napoleon for rescuing her from the hands of the despoilers; yet while he waded through the seas of blood he thought only of a crown and a bauble for his son. Washington waded through blood and hunger and privation for his country's sake and when it was done he asked no reward save to be left alone in his Virginia farm. Napoleon asked for a crown and received nothing; Washington asked for nothing and received a crown."

Matthew 23:12, "And whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted."

Pastor Jerry

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