What one can learn from our past
I recently drove my family from New Jersey to Texas via St Louis and Kansas. Not an exact straight line but one that my boys found to be fun. We stopped by Washington DC and saw the normal things such as the Washington monument, Lincoln, war memorials and bad parking. From there we went to a placed called the Ministers Tree House. That was pretty neat. it was an awesome tree house and in the middle of the tree house there was a church. It could hold about 200 people. After that it was to St. Louis. The arch or Gateway was something awesome to see. The family went up in the tiny little car to the top as I stayed on the ground and made sure it didn't rock while they were up there. Someone had to do it.
Our next stop was the center of the United States. We got there, in Lebanon KS, and it was not much to write home about. We were the only ones there. It is not a "Manned" monument. no security guards to pat you down to prevent you from sneaking in bombs or anything else. It was a very simple monument. Next to the monument was a small chapel. It could hold 8 people and it had a Bible on the pulpit. ( not a NET Bible. if i had an extra one with me I would have left it) when you walked out of the chapel you could see 3 crosses in the next field. Behind the monument on the other side of the picnic table was a very strudy wooden cross. I thought, how funny is this, the center of the United States is center on Christ, too bad the rest of the country doesn't know this. Everywhere I turned I saw Jesus. Even God's word not 50 feet from the monument.
Well from there we saw Nebraska then back to Kansas to see the biggest ball of twine. Amazing what one what to see when your a child.
If the Center of the United States can be centered on Christ, then why can we be that way too. The men who built this country and worked hard to make it the freedom center of the world must have know something if everything they did was centered on God.