"The Hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations. ... The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institution may be abused by human depravity. ... It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors." --George Washington
Resurrection Observance, 2009 -- Real Hope
By Mark Alexander
In just a few short days, spring had sprung in the mountains of East Tennessee. Most of the emerging flora, however, was then covered by a very late snowfall. "This," my children teasingly speculated, "must be global warming."
We live in an area of our great country where the seasons are well defined. Spring is my favorite. As March closes, we are treated to the miraculous emergence of life from the bleak winter cold. Each year at this time, I marvel at God's expression of splendid colors covering branches and grounds where the resurrection of life was awaiting its cue.
I am humbled to recount three additional examples of "splendid colors" that I chanced upon in recent days, each with a common but indissoluble bond between them.
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