This is St. Paul’s Episcopal Chapel in Lower Manhattan, New York City. I did not know anything about this church before this weekend. The church was built in 1766, ten years before the Declaration Independence was signed. April 30, 1789 was George Washington’s Inauguration Day. At 9am that morning, church bells all around the city rang, calling for a national prayer. Citizens were united in prayer for God’s blessings to be upon the young country and the new president. Later in the morning, the official ceremony took place in New York City. After Washington took the oath of office, with his hand on the bible, he addressed the Senate and the House of Representatives.
This little church sat next to the two world trade towers. It is nicknamed “The Little Chapel That Stood.” This chapel did not get a single window broken when the world trade centers came down. I believe our Heavenly Father takes covenants seriously. I also believe that we as a nation seem to be forgetting our part of the covenant which states we will remember God. This week I will spend extra time reading God’s word and taking extra time to be quiet, ponder, and feel His spirit. What things would you like to do this week to work on your relationship with God?