HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It's Rosh HaShanah !
As we begin the Holy New Year, it's important to remember our beginnings as Americans.
Our nation is a suburb of Israel. Our Founder's hearts were focused on sharing the Gospel to the ends of the earth and bringing home the Lost.
In 1607, there were the Founding words over this nation of America by Robert Hunt:
"We do hereby dedicate this Land, and ourselves, to reach the People within these shores with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to raise up Godly generations after us, and with these generations take the Kingdom of God to all the earth. May this Covenant of Dedication remain to all generations, as long as this earth remains, and may this Land, along with England, be Evangelist to the World. May all who see this Cross, remember what we have done here, and may those who come here to inhabit join us in this Covenant and in this most noble work that the Holy Scriptures may be fulfilled."
Chaplain Hunt declared, “from these very shores the Gospel shall go forth not only to this New World but the entire world.”
As the prayer ended, this Bible passage was proclaimed:
"All the ends of the earth
will remember and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
will bow down before him,
for dominion belongs to the Lord
and he rules over the nations."
A Christian sister, Debbie Shick, prayed this prayer and it sums up our longing :
"Beloved, our Christian roots go deep and the seeds of faith have been planted for generations. We call them forth for the Glory of God and the saving redeeming purpose of this nation. We scatter oppression and divisiveness like the wind and say it will not find a home here. We water the good seeds in our hearts and say let there be a mighty harvest spring forth and out of that abundance may our mouth speak, declare, righteousness over this nation, world without end, through our Lord Jesus Christ and in His name"
To this we add our cry...
Lord, make it true for Americans today!
Amen and Amen!