“I must soon follow him, and hope to meet him and those friends who have gone before me in the realms of bliss through the mediation of a dear Redeemer, Jesus Christ.”*
President Jackson’s confidence in Jesus Christ is another lost episode in American history.
Read and reflect: Read 2 Samuel 12:19-23 and reflect on David’s statement about going to his son in death and compare that with President Jackson’s statement about his friend.
Prayer: Eternal God, we praise you for your Son who is preparing a place for those who have turned from their sin and put their trust in Him. We thank you for a leader who not only recognized his mortality, but his immortality, and who trusted in Christ to take him to heaven. Give us leaders who have an eternal perspective, we pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
*Source Citation: Robert V. Remini, Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845 (New York: Harper & Row, 1981), 448.