In my American Heritage class this past week we talked about the founding of America, specifically we talked about the revolution and the Founding Fathers. As I learned more about our Founding Fathers, especially George Washington, I felt the spirit testify to me that these men were sent by God to prepare the way for the Gospel to come in America.
Throughout my years in middle school and high school, many of my teachers taught about these men with a hint of sarcasm and even a little bit of disdain. They’d point out the many flaws these men undoubtedly had and did their best to remind us that they were no more perfect than you or me. I know it’s true; they obviously weren’t perfect. They may have been racist, they may have been more wealthy than most of the “common folk” of America, they may even have had ambitions that were less than golden. These men definitely had their flaws, but they stood out among the rest of the people of this time period. They performed acts of valor and goodness unheard of in those times. George Washington was an amazing leader, and his actions throughout his life in service of his country were nothing short of heroic. The same goes for our other Founding Fathers as well. They set up a government that paved the way for men to be free. I am so grateful to God for sending these patriots.Without them, the freedoms many people throughout the world have today would not be available.
One of the scriptures I read this week was 2 Nephi 10:9-14, seen below:
9 Yea, the kings of the Gentiles shall be nursing fathers unto them, and their queens shall become nursing mothers; wherefore, the promises of the Lord are great unto the Gentiles, for he hath spoken it, and who can dispute?
These verses only increase my gratitude for the men that paved the way to the world we live in today.
Until next time,