We attended an Australian History lesson for Home Schoolers by David D'Lima of Family Voice Australia.
As we drove into the car park we were heartened by the number of cars, thinking that the attendance had increased from his
last session where only a handful turned up besides us.
Our encouragement soon turned to discouragement when we actually got into the building and we were the only family there.
This was a reflection of the average Christian's view of the importance and/or awareness of the Christian heritage of Australia.
The session was informative as usual.
discussed the significance of the symbolism on the Australian Commonwealth Coat of Arms and demonstrated the explicit Christian influence of each symbol.
also encouraged us to memorize the important preamble to our constitution which was re-ratified in 1999: "... humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God
... we agree to unite ..." He
pointed out that by our re-ratification of this preamble in 1999, we, perhaps unwittingly, signed a contract with God to indeed humbly rely on His
blessing as we unite as a nation under His
If we thus do not rely upon his
blessing in humility, we will rather be worthy of His
judgment in our pride.
You may ask what covenant, not the covenant of Moses, David
or Abraham, but the covenant written into the opening of our constitution: to establish the Christian influence in our culture as we humbly rely on the blessing of Almighty God.
Let us remind others of the source of the wealth of this nation which is sought out by refugees from all over the world, and give God
the glory due His
name, preaching that gospel without prejudice or pride.
received tangible sustenance as will we if we commit our way unto him.
said, "I am helped".
Not I was helped.
then goes on, "therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him".
How often do we ask God
for something, and either forget what we asked soon after, or, after He
answers, do not give Him the praise due Him?
How should we understand these verses? clearly David
had to go into battle and so did Jehoshaphat, and clearly the watchman of Psalm 127:1 had to watch.