Before every historic moment of Human Greatness, first there comes a "Hells No" moment. A Hero stands up and says, "ENOUGH!" drawing a line in the sand.
When Battle of the Bulge hero, General McAuliffe, responded to a Nazi surrender demand with one word, "Nuts!" that was a line in the sand.
When Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Church door in Wittenberg, German and told the Diet of Worms, "Here I stand. I can do no other," that was a line in the sand.
When William Tyndale stood lashed to the stake at which he would be burned for translating the Bible into English, he said, "Lord, open the King of England's eyes." That was a line in the sand.
When Jean Luc Picard said, "We've made too many compromises already. Too many retreats...They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here. This far! No farther!" that was a line in the sci-fi sand.
When Captain John Paul Jones shouted, "I have not yet begun to fight!" that was a line in the sand. (And don't you dare cancel my culture by calling his quote "apocryphal"!)
And last night when President Trump said, "This country...belongs to you, the American people. This is your home. This nation is your heritage. And our magnificent American Liberty is your God Given Right. The people of this land will not be ruled and talked down to by corrupt politicians, petty tyrants, left-wing bullies or socialist bureaucrats in a place called Washington, D. C. It's not gonna happen"...that was a magnificent line in the sand.
As my husband and I watched the National Day of Prayer and Repentance, the moment came where Franklin Graham asked the congregation on the National Mall to pray. After a hushed moment, the sound of 50,000 voices raised in prayer swelled in a great din of supplication. Glancing over at Michael, I noticed that he was covered with goosebumps...and he doesn't goosebump easily.
As tears flowed down my cheeks, I had goosebumps on my goosebumps.
Thank God for a nation that prays in the name of Jesus, Amen.
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