By Karen O’Connor:
I attended my nephew’s wedding in Williamsburg, Virginia a few weeks ago. While in the area, several of us took a day to visit the historic district. As is the case wherever I go, I am inspired by the Lord’s hand in nature, in people, in communities, so it was easy to find God in Colonial Williamsburg.
The district includes buildings dating from 1699 to 1780. During most of the 18th century, Williamsburg was the center of government, education, and culture in the Virginia colony, headed by famous statesmen, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, James Monroe, James Madison, George Wythe, Peyton Randolph, and others.
According to information provided by Wikipedia, the motto of Colonial Williamsburg is:
“The future may learn from the past.”
Those words impressed me as I made my way through the streets and sites. The Historic Area displays re-creations of dozens of authentic colonial houses, churches, government buildings, and shops relating to American Revolutionary War history and the sacrifices people made to create a land free of tyranny.
Were it not for the faith and hope of our Founding Fathers and the vision they had of living in freedom, I wouldn’t be here today—enjoying the life I have, including the freedom to practice my faith, share it with others, and live out the teachings God has passed on through the Bible.
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore,and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1 the Bible).
If you have the opportunity to visit this unique, historic town, you too may find God in Colonial Williamsburg, and discover the faith and hope our forefathers clung to as they established our nation.
Enjoy this informative and entertaining YouTube video on a day visiting Colonial Williamsburg.