America's Godly Heritage
from Dave Scholl, Mission Director
As our beloved nation celebrates its 243rd Birthday on July 4th, may we remember our Godly heritage. Praise the Lord that on all our currency is written, “In God we trust.” Sadly, the ungodly of our nation would rather have our currency engraved with “In Man we trust.” But, with man in charge, we only get human results! However, if we trust in God and obey His Divine Principles, all things are possible... “But Jesus looked at them and said, `With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.'” (Mark 10:27) Praise our Almighty God that He can do the impossible! And our forefathers definitely knew this truth of God's Awesome Power and Might! What multitudes of our fellow Americans have chosen to disbelieve today!
In our Pledge of Allegiance, it states, “One nation under God!” This is of utmost importance. Patrick Henry, one of the signers of our Declaration of Independence, stated, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
History records that George Washington, our first United States President dedicated the United States of America to God on April 30, 1789. Also, Washington stated in an address that this nation would prosper and be protected as long at it remained committed to the will and purposes of God. Oh, how our beloved nation needs a national revival to recommit ourselves and our government to the will and purposes of God!
Did you know that God's Ten Commandments from His Holy Bible are inscribed in the marble of our United States Supreme Court building? And at the top of the Washington Monument in our nation's capital is embedded a plaque that boldly proclaims in Latin, “Praise Be Unto God.” The 1892 Supreme Court ruling in Church of the Holy Trinity vs U.S. states, “Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of Mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian.” Throughout history, the U.S. Supreme Court continually cited previous cases in order to maintain our Christian Constitution. Now in the past 40+ years the U.S. Supreme Court has removed prayer from our public schools, legalized abortion (the murder of the unborn) and, now, the legalization of same sex marriages.
May our beloved nation remember what Isaiah the Prophet stated, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. (Isaiah 5:20) Your Galesburg Rescue Mission & Women's Shelter and Women's Pregnancy Center strive to be a lighthouse for our Awesome Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! We are so thankful for our nation's godly heritage... and we continue to teach God's truths and Biblical values by His love and grace to all who come through our doors! Again, thanks for all your faithful and sacrificial support of God's ministries here!
Praying for revival,
P.S. May you all have a most blessed and safe 4th of July!
WPC news July 2019
Dear Community Friends,
We have had an unbelievable amount of rain this spring. I thought of those who work outside in the elements--the farmers, gardeners, first responders and many others. It was not uncommon to hear a person say that they were tired of the rain, and, I have to confess, I was too! I was reminded of Psalms 46:10a “Be still, and know that I am God…” This verse tells us that God is in control. God knows how much rain we are getting; doesn’t He?
Sometimes, a mother who comes into our center may shed rain drops in the way of tears. She may have tears of joy, sadness, confusion, hurt, loneliness or even tears of the unknown ahead of her. That is why the Women’s Pregnancy Center exists, so we can serve by coming along side each of these mothers to encourage, support, pray and provide the resources that are needed. We do not know how many tears this mother has shed before she came to the center or even how many tears she will shed after she leaves. Please be praying that the tears a mother sheds will end up being tears of blessings for her and her little one. God knows how many tears she has shed; doesn’t He?
The Knox County Right to Life will be hosting the “16th Annual Baby Shower” at the Women’s Pregnancy Center. A shower that requires no rain. Since this is a baby shower, Right to Life will be accepting monetary gifts and other items. The Center could use layette sets, new cribs, new car seats, onesies, sleepwear, etc. Please come as our volunteers and Interim Director want to show you the center, the clothing closet and answer any questions you may have. I hope we will see you at the shower! God knows our needs and will provide; won’t He?
Along with the baby shower, Knox County Right to Life and our Women’s Pregnancy Center want to show appreciation to Debbie Goodrich who retired recently from our Women’s Pregnancy Center as the director. Come say “Hello” to Debbie and wish her the best retirement to be had and thank her for her eighteen years served.
I came across this quote…”God didn’t call us to win the battles; He called us to fight the battles. The winning is up to Him as long as we stand up for righteousness.” by Beverly LaHaye, Founder and Chairman of Concerned Women of America. So well said!
May God be honored,
Pregnancy Center Interim Director
Can’t wait to see you at the. . .
“16th Annual Baby Shower”
Hosted by Knox County Right to Life
at the Women’s Pregnancy Center
1252 West Fremont Street
August 3rd, 2019
9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Refreshments will be served
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