Psalm 118:24 “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
The capture of Dorchester Heights offered the colonists an ideal location over the British Bostonian position. The British couldn’t elevate their big guns high enough to attack the Americans though their own position in Boston was vulnerable to attack from above. Additionally, the colonist forces could easily observe every British movement. A member of the British forces wrote the following on March 5th, 1776:
“This is, I believe, likely to prove as important a day to the British empire as any in our annals. We underwent last night a very severe cannonade, which damaged a number of houses, and killed some men. This morning at day break we discovered two redoubts on the hills of Dorchester Point, and two smaller works on their flanks. They were all raised during the night, with an expedition equal to that of the genie belonging to Aladdin’s wonderful lamp. From these hills they commanded the whole town, so that we must drive them from their post, or desert the place.”
Indeed, the British quickly planned a counterattack, all the while under the view of the colonists. Yet, the Lord intervened. The mild, calm weather of the night turned cold and blustery, with snow, sleet, and driving rain. Meanwhile, the colonists were able to strengthen their defenses. General Howe concluded: “I could promise myself little success by attacking them under all the disadvantages I had to encounter; wherefore I judged it most advisable to prepare for the evacuation of the town.” “Kind Heaven” (General William Heath) had thwarted the British.
In 21st century America, we may feel outnumbered and outgunned. We may fear a counterattack in response to our attempts to take the initiative. Yet, we should trust in the Lord to intervene. We may find that the disadvantages facing our adversaries in response to the support of “Kind Heaven” may prompt them to prepare for evacuation.
PLEASE PRAY THAT CHRISTIANS WOULD ACT BOLDLY, NOT FEARING A COUNTERATTACK FROM OUR ADVERSARIES. “Kind Heaven” stands ready to intervene on our behalf.