Thursday, May 22, 2008

Prophetic President


“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; … we have grown in number, wealth, and power as no other Nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. … We have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God who made us.”

“It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended power, to confess our … sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.” (Hill, p. 391.)

3 comments:

Becka said...

I give that one a great big AMEN!

jessie said...

I have been trying to comment for a few days but my computer never let me until now. I love that he said that. I think you are right, he is almost like a prophet. what a good guy.

Sonja said...

wow...you don't expect to hear that from presidents anymore, do you? Funny, because we need to hear it now, more than ever.

Thanks for posting this. :)