St. Paul’s Chapel stood only yards away from the falling World Trade Center towers and surrounding buildings on 9/11/01. It was built in 1766, and although only a few trees stood between the chapel and the destruction, the chapel suffered no damage.
On the inauguration of George Washington and the first time congress met, Washington brought congress to St. Paul’s Chapel where he dedicated the United States to God, and prayed for his protection and favor upon this Christian nation. The first business, therefore, of our new congress and of our new president was to come before God and ask for His blessings for our new nation. Today our government attempts to take God out of our culture, boasting that we as a nation have become great and will remain great without the help of God. Terrible mistake.
The World Trade Center was the symbol of America’s economic power and might. Why was it destroyed by America’s enemies, but the chapel where George Washington dedicated America to God and prayed for His protection was not? Was God protecting the symbol of our nation’s faith in Christianity, while destroying the symbol of economic power that is symbolized without giving Him His due credit?
Isn’t it obvious that we have fallen away from God, and that we are now being judged. Can’t we see that His protection is being withdrawn, because we have withdrawn from Him?
Our leaders boast that America will rebuild and remain strong because of our greatness. They believe that America is magical, rather than blessed by God. We don’t need to rebuild out of pride, but to repent in humiliation to the God that has carried us and built us into the greatest nation on Earth. It is not the power of the dirt beneath our feet, nor the people who inhabit this land, that has made this nation great. It is our worship of the one true God that has blessed us.
Yet, He still has His hand out to us and offers us His blessings again. We still have time to turn from our sinful ways and corrupt leaders and turn back to Him. It’s not too late.
2 Chronicles 7:14-16 “If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. For now I have chosen and sanctified this house that my name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.”
No, it isn’t too late. But are we too self-centered and prideful that we will refuse to listen? Has our media and education system convinced us that God is not real or in control? Or will we stop our frantic running and remain quiet long enough to hear His voice calling us back to Him?
Remember, “If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, I will hear from Heaven and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Our enemies and our politicians have proven how they can destroy America. So let us now, as a nation, pray for forgiveness and healing. And let God make our nation great again. He did it before, and He promises to do it again for those who seek Him. May God bless us.