Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Reading from 'The Crossing' by Jack Levin

Overwhelming Obstacles Faced Washington's Men

Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851. Oil-on-canvas painting by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. The painting commemorates General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, the first move in a surprise attack against the Hessian forces at Trenton, New Jersey.

Last night, Dr. Mark Levin challenged the gloom in the Conservative community with a reading from his father's book: The Crossing [click to read] Beginning with Washington's humble acceptance of his commission to command the Continental Army, Jack Levin then goes on to detail the string of setbacks and overwhelming odds against which Washington and his soldiers struggled.

Bootless men tied rags around their feet and still their blood stained the snow. Crossing a river full of ice flows, they went on to become a part of history!

I was in the studio listening intently to the reading, challenged by the faith and courage that Dr. Levin and his father so vividly brought to life. Faith and Courage! We need those stunning Virtues now more than ever.

If Washington felt unworthy for the task, my own unworthiness is greater. Yet, these are the times that call for such as us to keep up the good fight. Washington sought help from the Divine, and His Grace and Mercy are "New every morning!" -- Lamentations 3:23 They are available to us!

"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." -- Galations 6:9

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