Friday, April 19, 2019

Daily Devotion: Do You Know About Washington Crossing The Rhine?

By Emanuel Leutze -  Foto Marburg Object information, Public Domain

Bible Reading: John 20: 24-31

Key Verse: Verses 31 - “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Key Words: But these are written, that ye might believe

The famous depiction of George Washington crossing the Delaware was actually painted in Germany in 1851 by Emanuel Leutze, who used American tourists as models but patterned the river on the Rhine. The boats, the flag, the dress, and the ice are inaccurate; nonetheless, Leutze vividly captured the drama of the Christmas 1776 assault.

Only a second version of Leutze’s painting made it to the United States. The original, which had been damaged by fire at his studio, hung in Bremen, Germany, until September 5, 1942, when it was destroyed in an Allied bombing raid.

Isn’t it amazing the “lack” of truth we really know about history? While that may be somewhat serious to be inaccurate about certain historical “facts”, it is far more serious to be inaccurate in regard to God’s truth.

What to do:
✞ Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

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