Saturday, April 3, 2010

Randy Forbes Leads Historic Congressional Church Service

In the middle of the chaos of the healthcare vote in the House of Represenatives one representative urged his colleagues to pause and do something that used to be common in the Capitol Building. That man was Rep. Randy Forbes, and on that beautiful Sunday morning he lead about 300 congressmen in a church service in Statuary Hall, the first in that place in over 130 years. He exhorted his colleagues to trust God and act on that trust.

"When we look at our Founding Fathers we don't have to ask the question 'I
wonder what would have happened if they had trusted God?" Forbes said. "They
did. Our question is 'What would have happened had they not trusted God?'"

"And the question we left them with is 100 years from today, 30 years from today what will our children be asking?" he continued. "Will they have to ask the question,'I wonder what would have happened if they had trusted God?' or will they be able to ask the same question that we get to ask: 'I wonder what would have happened had they not trusted God?'"

Rep. Forbes has always been a principled warrior in the House of Representatives, and as chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus he is unafraid to remind people what should be the source of their political convictions. I applaud Rep. Forbes for once again reminding people that Christianity must be central to this nation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was the not the first time services where held at the capital. from 1800 to 1850 services where held and attend by such great men like Thomas Jefferson. The very man who wrote that wall of separation letter to the Conn minister only two days before attending services at the capital.