Remember to Remember

Do not ignore your responsibility to pass the torch.

Deuteronomy 32:7 – Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.

In a speech delivered in 1987, President Ronald Reagan said, “It is time that we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers and if we  will pass on to these young people the freedoms we knew in our youth, because freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. It has to be fought for and defended by each generation.”

Just as President Reagan urged Americans to remember the lessons of the past, God gave the same instructions to the people of ancient Israel. There was no written word to pass along in those days, so it was essential that each generation pass on to the next what they knew, what they had heard, and what they had experienced for themselves, of the goodness and graciousness of God.

Just as there were failures in Israel, there have been failures in America. Succeeding generations have not been taught of the sacrifices of the nation’s founders. Christians have pulled away from a bloody cross of sacrifice to a more “sterile” gospel. In both cases, civilization is suffering for it.

Take up your responsibility to pass the torch—the torch of freedom in America, and the torch of a redeemed life in Jesus Christ…before it is too late!

Pray With Us

Most Holy God, I confess to You that I am often complacent both as an American and as one of Your children. This nation has blessed me with the sort of freedoms that no other nation on Earth has or ever has had. Life in You through Jesus Christ has blessed me with the peace that passes all understanding. Light these torches in me that I may be faithful to pass them on to individuals who will continue to pass them further. May it all be for Your glory,


Back to top