Gettysburg Address

Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863152 Years ago today, Abraham Lincoln, delivered the Gettysburg Address.  I am going to share it here for you to read over and reflect on.  We live in a great nation and may we never forget that it has been built on the sacrifice of honorable men and women through out history.  With all of the turmoil and confusion going on currently may we pray for America to rise up in nobility to continue to advance the work at hand – “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

 

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – Abraham Lincoln (November 19,1863)

Pray for our Nation and Pray for our leadership so that our generation and the generations to come can live under a new birth of freedom bestowed by our Almighty God.

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