On this day in history, President Washington released his farewell address to the nation. As a founding father, not a politician taking a side, he gave suggestions for the country’s future. I offer no political commentary, or add my feeble opinion to any political position.
Instead I celebrate the fact that President Washington saw beyond his self for the country’s future. He knew more possibly better than anyone else, the country was built by people, rather than one person. Washington knew it was God blessed, and planted deeply in our hearts.
He also knew the strongest trees are nourished and cared for. Washington’s desire was for us all, regardless of party or opinion, to care for the future of our country. To seek God’s provision and direction, and to never fail to see the seeds of hope begun long before 1776. Today we celebrate that God given knowledge, and the blessings we all enjoy as Americans.