Psalm 127:1 “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”
The Founding Fathers saw the Lord’s hand at work in building the structure of their government through the US Constitution. As they stepped away from their time as a part of the Constitutional Convention 226 years ago yesterday, they sensed that the Lord had guided them throughout those sweltering four months in Philadelphia.
James Madison: “It is impossible to consider the degree of concord which ultimately prevailed as less than a miracle.”
George Washington: The Constitution “will demonstrate as visibly the finger of Providence as any possible event in the course of human affairs can ever designate it.”
Alexander Hamilton “For my own part, I sincerely esteem it a system which, without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.”
The exceptional American experiment was not in vain because it was the Lord who had built the house. Yet, this experiment is failing because we are drifting away from the building plans and the builder Himself. PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICANS WOULD CLING TO THE FOUNDATIONAL ASPECTS OF OUR NATION. Our national labour will be in vain if we do not.