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Monday, October 11, 2010

Christopher Columbus ~ Part of God's Plan

O LORD, our Lord
how majestic is Your Name in all the

You have set Your glory
above the heavens...

When I consider Your heavens,
the work of Your fingers,
the moon & the stars,
which You set in place,
what is man that You are mindful of

You made him ruler over the works of
Your hands;
You put everything under his feet:
all flocks & herds,
& the beasts of he field,
the birds of the air,
& the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is Your Name in all the

~~Psalm 8:1,3-4(a), 5-9

"I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence." -- Christopher Columbus

The Mission and Faith of Christopher Columbus

Phyllis Schlafly Radio Script, October 14, 2002

It was early in the morning on this day in 1492 that Columbus stepped from his command post on the Santa Maria into a tiny boat. A few yards from the shore, he plunged into the shallow water and went ashore on a tiny island of the Bahamian archipelago and wept tears of joy. He lifted his head toward Heaven and cried out in thanksgiving to God in the words of the traditional dawn-watch canticle: "Blessed be the light of day, and the Holy Cross we say; and the Lord of Verity, and the Holy Trinity. Blessed be the light of day, and He who sends the dark away."

Columbus was one of the greatest seamen in the history of the world. Any competent sailor could have reached America by sailing west long enough, but it's unlikely that any others could have found their way back to Spain or could have returned to the same island on later voyages.

Columbus had great moral and physical courage. Again and again he faced mutinous sailors, armed rebels, frightful storms, and fighting Indians.

Christopher Columbus had a mystic belief that God intended him to sail the Atlantic Ocean in order to spread Christianity. He said his prayers several times daily. Columbus wrote what he called a Book of Prophecies, which is a compilation of passages Columbus selected from the Bible which he believed were pertinent to his mission of discovery. What a person believes is what determines his interpretation of life and history and inspires his vision and purpose in life. Columbus's own writings prove that he believed that God revealed His plan for the world in the Bible, the infallible Word of God. Columbus believed that he was obeying the mission God staked out for his life when he set sail west across the Atlantic Ocean.

Columbus's voyage to America ranks among history's most important events. It led to lasting contacts between Europe and America, and it opened new windows. To few men in modern history does the world as we know it owe so great a debt as to Christopher Columbus.

And now you know the rest of the story...

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><


  1. Did you know Columbus' real name meant dove? You probably already knew that.


  2. What a wonderful post. Just imagine, in the day, the courage and faith to set sail.....it's inspiring.Thank you for writing this.
    I'm loving your music.


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