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Saturday, September 12, 2009

"I Have Faith in America"

Here is a moving quote from a prophet of God about the destiny of the United States of America:

"Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship, but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised up, will never fail.

"This is the cradle of humanity, where life on this earth began in the Garden of Eden. This is the place of the new Jerusalem. This is the place that the Lord said is favored above all other nations in all the world. This is the place where the Savior will come to His temple. This is the favored land in all the world. Yes, I repeat, men may fail, but this nation won't fail.

"I have faith in America; you and I must have faith in America, if we understand the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

"We are living in a day when we must pay heed to these challenges. I plead with you not to preach pessimism. Preach that this is the greatest country in all the world. This is the favored land. This is the land of our forefathers. It is the nation that will stand despite whatever trials or crises it may yet have to pass through."

—Harold B. Lee, Ye Are the Light of the World, 350-51

3 comments:

JeJim said...

What great words that stand the test of time! I echo those sentiments and feel the exact same way...I too have extreme faith in my Nation!!! A country I love and feel privileged to live in! The country will stand in tact to see the coming of Christ!

cwtpmom said...

Those are encouraging words for a time when doubt in America reigns. I'm sure it won't be easy to get America to where she ought to be, but if we work together it will be possible, and of course, worth the effort.

simpypuggles said...

Benjamin Franklin's "Rising Sun" analogy given during the wrapping up session of The U.S. Constitutional Convention gives us an attitudinal model for these turbulent times we live in. Madison reports that he said, "often in the course of the Session, and the vicissitudes of my hopes and fears as to its issue, looked at that behind the President without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now at length I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting Sun"(http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2007/09/The-Formation-of-the-Constitution).
Though there may be challenges, even so, we can look to a "rising sun".