When Washington was cornered by the British and faced what appeared to be impending doom, he stayed the course but almost always revamped his strategies.
What Washington wrote to the Continental Army before the Battle of Long Island should be inscribed on every patriot's wall now, given November's defeat: "The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed. ... The fate of unborn Millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this army. ... We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die."
As we walk into 2013, Gena and I have been asking again how we can best be used in the fight for God and country and seeking in particular how the God of our Founding Fathers would have us respond to November's political mudslide. We believe we know. And part of it means altering our strategies and approach as Washington did.
I'll say this much: If you don't see Navy SEALs on the battlefield, don't assume for a moment that they're absent from the battle. They merely have gone stealth, underground (or underwater!), cloaked and engaged in covert measures and unconventional methods of warfare.
Washington's words should be reread at the turn of this new year, especially by anyone who feels that the end is imminent.
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