John 3:31 “He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.”
On May 12, 1779, General Washington met with the Chiefs of the Delaware Indians. Washington praised their support and friendship, and began with the following words of appreciation:
“The Delaware Nation have shown their good will to the United States. They have done wisely and I hope they will never repent. I rejoice in the new assurances you give of their friendship.”
General Washington then went on to stress these important points:
I am glad you have brought three of the Children of your principal Chiefs to be educated with us. I am sure Congress will open the Arms of love to them, and will look upon them as their own Children, and will have them educated accordingly.
This is a great mark of your confidence and of your desire to preserve the friendship between the Two Nations to the end of time, and to become One people with your Brethen of the United States. My ears hear with pleasure the other matters you mention. Congress will be glad to hear them too.
You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and ‘above all,’ the religion of Jesus Christ.
These will make you a greater and happier people than you are. Congress will do everything they can to assist you in this wise intention; and to tie the knot of friendship and union so fast, that nothing shall ever be able to loose it.”
PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD FAITHFULLY SPREAD THE RELIGION OF JESUS CHRIST IN THIS LAND. To these allies of the American cause, Washington did not waste the opportunity to stress upon them the importance of the truths of Christ. These truths would make them a greater and happier people than they were without Christ. The same is true of those in our nation today.