A Proper Response to Disaster
The people of this nation need to turn their hearts back to God. God wants our hearts. The emblem of John Calvin was a hand holding a heart giving it to God. Today, we need to give our hearts back to God in this land. Daniel Dorchester in his book Christianity in the United States pointed out that to the founders of New England, the Bible was everything. He writes, "In coming to this new continent they were influenced by a double hope: the enlargement of Christ's kingdom by the conversion of the heathen tribes, and the founding of an empire for their own children in which his religion should gloriously prevail." (p. 29) We have come so far from the aspirations of our New England forefathers that only a heart change can bring us back to such an attitude that they possessed.