“I dare not express to you at 300 hundred miles distance how ardently I long for your return… [A]nd whether the end will be tragical Heaven alone knows. You cannot be, I know, nor do I wish to see you an inactive Spectator, but if the Sword be drawn I bid adieu to all domestick felicity, and look forward to that Country [Heb. 11:16] where there is neither wars nor rumors of War [Matt. 24:6] in a firm belief that thro the mercy of its King we shall both rejoice there together…
“Your most affectionate, Abigail Adams”*
The Bible-based faith of Abigail Adams, one that transcends this life, is yet another lost episode in American history.
Read and Reflect: Read Hebrews 11:14-16 and reflect on our status as simply pilgrims looking forward to a Heavenly Country where we will find ultimate peace and rest.
Hebrews 11:14-161599 Geneva Bible (GNV)14 For they that say such things, declare plainly, that they seek a country.
15 And if they had been mindful of that country, from whence they came out, they had leisure to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better, that is an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed of them to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we look forward to that day when our faith becomes sight and we are in your presence. With Abigail Adams, we look forward to that “better country” and we thank you for the promise of it, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.