“I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field, and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the Characteristicks of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation.” -George Washington
Fear has dominated the hearts and minds of mankind since time began. Over the centuries, Nature has wrecked havoc on the substance and efforts of his hand. As a result, mankind’s natural state of rebellion against the Creator only stirs up images of a vengeful god in his eyes. On the other hand, individuals and nations who honor the God of the Universe are protected from His wrath and can trust in His Written Word. They have absolutely nothing to fear. Even a small child can put his fears to rest with the comfort of parental reassurance that the ”God who keeps Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps”.
"Freedom from Fear" by Norman Rockwell
The Soldier’s Psalm
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. -Psalm 121