Poetry for September
Poetry about the Constitution
As we look at September’s calendar it seems God has filled it with
First, there’s Noah and his family rejoicing that the
flood has ended giving them a new start with a family that understands about obeying God and where, therefore, they can enjoy freedom in a world
not yet populated with God (and man) haters. No doubt they celebrated that day for a long time.
Perhaps that’s what Noah was doing when he
drank a little too much wine one day! (My grapes are ripe and ready for wine-making right now.)
Then, nearly 2000 years later Esther is put in
place to save the Jews during their captivity in Babylon. They still celebrate that calling those days "Purim."
It is another September and another two thousand years have passed.
Pilgrims have set out for this "land of the free" about which Francis
Scott Key wrote in The Star Spangled Banner. Francis Scott Key could write a song like that because we have laws based
on the Ten Commandments and a Constitution ratified by the delegates in, yes, September, based on Biblical principles.
(That Constitution doesn’t
work without obedience to those Ten Commandments, does it?)
When I look at the calendar and see all the amazing things having to do
with God’s giving His people freedom, a feeling of awe rises out of my innermost being.
God is so good! In fact, at the 200th anniversary of
that ratification day we, in my home town, had a B I G celebration. The band played, my husband sang, the Mayor gave a speech, and I wrote a
SEPTEMBER 17, 1787
Dedicated to one of those men of sterling character, Chief Justice Roy Moore
Two hundred years ago today
Our Founding Fathers paved the way
For government by "We the people. "
Today we celebrate the signing
Of the document combining
Self-government and government by principle.
To Franklin, to Hamilton and to Washington,
To the Pinckneys, to Morris and to Madison
We owe a debt of gratitude--
Yes , and to those who pledged their lives,
fortunes, and their sacred honor--
To Hancock, Rodney, Sherman, Witherspoon and more,
Who paid those vows with faith and fortitude.
Hail to the Constitution of the U.S.A.
And to the God whose law we must obey
And thus ensure our union’s preservation;
Hail to the men of sterling character
Past, present, future--you who are standing here--
Pledged to Liberty’s perpetuation.
Let us pray :
To God who brought us safe thus far:
Keep safe the red, blue, white, the stripe, the star;
Keep safe our Constitution--word and phrase;
Keep safe our liberty, our conscience, right to praise;
Keep true good men whose labors shall not fail
To keep intact our Constitution--and prevail!
To thee, our Constitution Maker, Keeper, praise!
To thee, our Guardian God, our thanks we raise!
George Washington served both his church and our country (as a soldier, a statesman and a leader) all of his life. His was a strenuous
life from beginning to end. How did he die and how old was he when he died?
ANSWER: George Washington died December 14, 1799 at the age of 67. It was
reported by one of his physicians, Dr. Craik, that, "with a delightful smile he (said), ‘I am dying, gentlemen, but, thank God, I am not afraid
to die.’" Toward the end he wanted to be alone with God for a while. His
secretary was with him to the last and tells us that Washington folded "his arms decently on his breast, then breathing out, ‘Father of mercies,
take me to thyself,’-he falls asleep.
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