Friday, December 18, 2009
This is our 4th visit to the Whites, Wycliffe missionary friends from our time in Guatemala. A 15 hour drive, through the night and over the Virginia mountains and here we are in North Corolina. Here in Waxhaw it is cold and wet outside and cozy and warm inside. There is a dog on the couch beside me and a fire burning in the living room. Grant is playing on the floor beside a big Christmas tree and the girls are out shopping (what else would they be doing!?). I don't mind as it gives me chance to curl up with a good book. I also thought this would be a good opportunity to bring our blog out of cyber wilderness and begin posting again. In just a few weeks I will be going on another short term mission to Belize and will try and keep our e-friends more up to date. So, I'm going to close this laptop, get on the outside of a beautiful cup of java and turn some pages... What is the book? I've just started If God is Good by Randy Alcorn. The review will have to wait for another entry...
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As mentioned by The New York Times, “The Bible that Lincoln was sworn in on was not the family Bible, which was packed away with his family’s belongings still en route from Springfield. So William Thomas Carol, Clerk of the Supreme Court, bought this Bible specifically for Lincoln’s swearing in ceremony on March 4, 1861.”
With millions of others around the world I watched as Obama became the 44th president of the USA. I was amazed to see the actual Bible that was used for Lincoln's Oath of office. (It was an Oxford by the way).
In my reading this morning I came across this: "When Queen Victoria was asked the secret of England's greatness, she took down a copy of the scriptures and said, ""This Book explains the power of Great Britain.""
What a great reminder that we and our neighbors built our nations on faith in God and His Word! Let's get BACK TO THE BIBLE!