2015 Christmas show 12-23-15 live on www.webcastonelive.com / 12-27-15 on 99.3FM central Iowa.
When we think of 1776, our first thought is usually the Declaration of Independence. When we think Christmas we should always remember the birth of the Savior, but too often we fail to remember George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware and subsequent victory over the Hessians that spurred us on to becoming the land of the free.
P. George Tryfiates reminds us, 1776 was a brutal year of highs and lows for a small ragtag militia who would fight against the world’s best funded empire at the time – Great Britain.
David Mccullough’s book 1776 inspires the story George shares through his delightful gift of re-telling this historical Christmas crossing that changed the course for America from becoming a fatality of nations – to a nation of faith which has grown to be a light on a hill and a beacon of hope to the world around us.
Today, as America faces uncertainty, division, and unrest – it would certainly do us well to seek the direction and protection of God Almighty as did Washington on so many occasions, but it would also behoove us a nation to remember the circumstances of 1776. It wasn’t a majority, but a minority of colonists brave enough to stand against an obtrusive King.
GUEST: P. Georg Tryfiates serves the Director of Government Affairs for the Association of Christian Schools International. ACSI identifies and analyzes a broad array of national, legal, and legislative issues, tracking legislation and issuing reports for each state as George monitors legislation and issues of national concern.
I wish you a blessed and very Merry CHRISTmas with your friends and family and may you have a hope-filled New year!
P. George Tryfiates, Director of Government Affairs
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