Speaker: Dr. David Burgess
Sunday Service 11/22/2015 @ Seattle Family Church
The Puritans felt a strong desire to create a community of their own. America seemed an ideal place, so they made the courageous decision to venture there... There only hope was in God. Every step they took depended on God. The journey was long and there were many storms. They prayed unceasingly to God. They had but one way to turn. They turned to God. When they were sick and dying on the voyage, they had no medicine to take, no doctor to care for them; they turned to God. Those Pilgrim men and women were one with God. And that is how they survived. Put yourself in their position of total reliance on God. What a wonderful faith! I am sure that the faith of the Pilgrim Fathers touched the heart of God. And when God is moved, He offers promises; and when He makes promises He will fulfill them. God determined to give these faithful people what they wanted - freedom of worship. He then determined to give them even more... The story of the American Pilgrim Fathers is one of a kind in God's history. It fits into the pattern of the righteous people of history, such as Abraham, Isaac and Moses. These Pilgrims were the Abrahams of modern history.
- Rev. Sun Myung Moon, God's Hope for America