Written by: The Bashful Country Boy
Divine Intervention, How it Plays in our life
When we stop and think about our life and how one events naturally leads to other events in our life, and how our lives would have turned out quite differently if certain so-called uncontrollable and unwanted situations hadn’t happened. We begin to realize there is an unseen force at work , that if we only listen and trust ,they will make our life easier, more enjoyable, and help us realize our true purpose.
We all have these situations, however I will use an example from American history that we are all familiar with to illustrate my point.
Early in life George Washington , being a surveyor , surveyed vast amounts of what was then the American west, this and the fact he fought in the French and Indian War gave him vast knowledge that no doubt aided him greatly in our struggle for independence.
During this war , Washington reported he was fired at from close range by an adversary. He attributed the fact that he wasn’t killed to Divine Intervention.
During his life , he also gave credit to divine intervention for several other events that could have lead to his untimely death.
The most interesting string of events were the facts surrounding members of his family and his only travel out side the young country. Due to death’s in his family, he inherited large plantations , one of which was later called Mount Vernon. This gave him large political clout and a finanacial reserve to operate with, in part enabling him to serve his country all his adult life.
In 1751, he traveled to Barbados in an effort to save his dying brother who was suffering from Tuberculous. It was thought the climate there would be favorable to it’s cure. While in Barbados, Washington contracted small pox which has an extremely high fatality rate.
Due to the excellent medical facilities in Barbados at the time , a talented doctor cured him and he was able to return to America. Lawrence passed away the following year and George inherited Mount Vernon as a result.
Not only was young Washington cured of small pox, but while In Barbados,he learned much about building strong coastline defenses and as many Barbadians were also extremely knowledgeable in creating a more democratic type of government than the world had previously known, many discussions were thus entertained. Several Barbadian citizens were very instrumental in the formation of the United States Government.
The fact that Washington had been exposed to small pox and cured ,made him immune. When a small pox epidemic broke out during the American Revolution, General Washington was able to survive and lead our troops to victory.
There is probably something to be said for destiny , and that needs to be taken into consideration, however , if Washington hadn’t believed in Divine Intervention and the existence of a supreme power , he wouldn’t have had the faith to trust the events happening around him to be of a Grand Design. It is very likely our country wouldn’t be what it is today.
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Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com
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