The First Landing of the Pilgrims 1620 circa 1858
Printing Plate Engraving
Artist- C.H. Lucey
Pastor Ty spoke of our rich Christian history this past Sunday. He spoke of things that we no longer hear or even acknowledge. This country was built from a group of men and women who sought religious freedom. They left the comfort of thier homeland and sacrificed all that they had to follow thier beliefs. They desired to worship God freely and not under the corrupt practices of King James. So they fled England and followed thier hearts to a land where they could be free to worship God as they saw fit, as the Word of God taught.
This is called “A Prosperous Wind” by Dr. Mike Hayward
The Embarkation of the Pilgrims by Robert Weir ( from the Brooklyn Museum)
“One of the works exhibited in the Philadelphia Centennial exhibition in 1876, this midcentury painting documented a tearful group of English Puritans departing from their temporary home in Holland aboard the Speedwell, a ship that was to accompany the Mayflower to New England. Robert Weir based the picture on documentary evidence—written accounts, histories, and costume records—to enhance the authenticity of the early memorial to colonial history.”
( From the Brooklyn Museum Website: www.brooklynmuseum.org)
The Embarkation of the Pilgrim Fathers
An engraved printing plate-artist unknown
The Mayflower at Sea by Margeson
“Being thus arived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees & blessed ye God of heaven, who had brought them over ye vast & furious ocean, and delivered them from all ye periles & miseries therof, againe to set their feete on ye firme and stable earth, their proper elemente.”
As we approach the 4th of July weekend, let us stop and give thanks for those who have sacrificed everything to give us our freedom. Let us be as firm as they were in thier beliefs and insist that no one take this freedom away from us. Let us give thanks to the God above, Creator of Heaven and Earth for the integrity, the perseverence and persistence of the forefathers of this great nation. Let no man put it asunder. Let us all lift high the cross of Christ and insist that God’s Word be first and foremost in our nation, on our nation’s buildings, on our currency, back in our schools and overflowing in our hearts and homes.
The Mayflower Compact states, ” Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another…”
The advancement of the Christian Faith….
what are you planting?
Thanks for the reminder Ty…can’t wait for this week’s message!