Today marks 150 years since the passing of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. As I think about his life, a scripture comes to mind. The scripture is found in the Holy Bible and is in reference to Queen Esther. When Esther is prompted by her Uncle Mordecai to risk her life to save the Jews, Mordecai asks, “Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14).
I believe that Abraham Lincoln was prepared by God to serve as the president of the United States at perhaps our most vulnerable time as a nation. To me, Abraham Lincoln is a man of great faith who was come to the United States for just such a time. And so today, in remembrance of him, I share a few of my favorite Abraham Lincoln quotes that inspire me and strengthen my faith.
“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.” - Abraham Lincoln
“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.” - Abraham Lincoln
“In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” - Abraham Lincoln
“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” - Abraham Lincoln
For those who study the life of Abraham Lincoln, you will find that he is a man who was closely acquainted with grief, tragedy, and failure. As I study his life, I am reminded to put my faith in God and trust that through Christ I can overcome all things, and if I am humble, I can serve as an instrument in the Lord's hand despite personal hardships that may come.
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