Thankfulness In Season: For the Space For the Grace God has Given US?
Here’s a number of quotes to help you to see that the grace of God has influenced this world - as recognized by various leaders from the past - and from the Scriptures.
“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers to all the problems men face." - Ronald Reagan
“Everybody can be great. Because anyone can serve. . . . You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity then to despotism." - Barry Goldwater
"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education." - Theodore Roosevelt
“The happy Union of these states is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of liberty throughout the world.” – James Madison
“The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.” - Thomas Jefferson
“Of all the systems of morality, ancient and modern, which have come under my observation, none appear so pure to me as that of Jesus.” – Thomas Jefferson
“I have diligently sought the public welfare; and have endeavored to inculcate the same principles in all that are under me. These reflections will be a cordial to my mind as long as I am able to distinguish good from evil.” – George Washington
“It is impossible to govern the world without God.” – George Washington
“No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service." - Christopher Columbus
“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion for the flesh, but by love serve one another.” – Galatians 5:13 (KJV)
“Do everything in love.” - 1 Corinthians 16:14 (NIV)
“For God hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and a sound mind.” - I Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
So, in “Thanks Be To God,” let’s use those “talents” God has given us, and the “liberties” given by God and our national and personal Constitutions, that we wisely - with grace and truth - may share them - also with liberty and generosity - that others might repent and believe, according to the grace that God has given us.
Thank God for giving us Jesus who was full of grace and truth and those who believed and believe in His Word.