My Original Subject
Here’s a picture I shot 3 hours ago in Plymouth, MA. It’s of Governor Bradford. The writing on it stands as a reminder of the original intent for the Plymouth Colony, and some might say, for America.
Prayers were prayed back then, that affect and strengthen our resolve today. May the God of Heaven look down on America today, and mercifully rescue us from those who are working so hard to pervert our nation.
On the plaque:
“Lastly (and which was not least) a great hope & inward zeal they had of laying some good foundation (or at least to make some way thereunto) for ye propagating & advancing ye Gospel of ye Kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of ye world: Yea, though they should be but even as stepping stones unto others for ye performing of so great a work.”
– William Bradford,
of Plymouth Plantation
An unexpected meeting
At the exact moment I came out of my car to snap these shots, a stranger came up to capture the same image. As we remarked about the meaning of the message it became clear we were on the same wavelength. His name was Irv, he was from upstate New York near lake George, and his wife and her sister were descended directly from the original Mayflower pilgrims. He asked if I knew about the National Monument to the Forefathers a few blocks away. Although I grew up 45 minutes away, I had never heard of it. He described the location, saying Kirk Cameron had filmed it for a documentary called, “Monumental,” and saying it was massive in size, and had many plaques telling the motives and desires of this nation’s founders.
Irv and I had never met, and were alone in front of a statue of a pilgrim on a bitter November day, united in our motives to rescue our country, and honor our Lord. “A man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Glory to God! The Resistance is mustering.
I thanked my brother patriot and raced over for one more stop on this bleak November afternoon.
As I walked around and photographed the enormous monument on this dark day, I was impressed at the determination of this statue’s builders to make it clear to some future, forgetful generation of Americans that this country is founded on Biblical virtues of the Judeo Christian world view. And I was here, the recipient of this message in the critical watershed moment of history the message was intended for.
Two plaques on the monument read:
“NATIONAL MONUMENT TO THE FOREFATHERS
Erected by a Grateful People in Remembrance of Their Sacrifices and Sufferings for the Cause of Civil and Religious Liberty”
“Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by HIS hand that made all things of nothing and gives being to all things that are, and as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many, yea in some sort to our whole nation; let the glorious name of JEHOVAH have all the praise.”
– Governor William Bradford
Kirk Cameron discusses the monument
God bless the founders,
and God speed the new patriots.