Lee-Jackson Day is an official state holiday here in Virginia, honoring two of the Commonwealth’s most famous heroes from the War Between the States. In the Dermer household, we celebrated the achievements and testimonies of these two Christian gentlemen–Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. I consider their stories part of a broader view of church history.
This is indeed one of the darkest chapters in American history and Virginia’s history in particular. Yet God raised up men of Christian character during that time to be salt and light. Lee and Jackson were two of them. After family worship tonight, we’re going to watch a wonderful documentary which focuses on their faith.
I hope Christian families all across Virginia take the time to learn and understand this vital history. This is part of who we are. Let us discern God’s hand of providence. As I said in an earlier post, our family’s focus for this year is the concept of Christian contentment. Given their lives and what they went through, Lee and Jackson both understand that concept very well.