What Makes a Man Makes the Nation

A father and mother were having a challenging time interesting their little daughter in the study of geography. They thought of an idea that might help her and purchased a puzzle consisting of the map of the United States.

They were certain that this would require so much effort on her part in putting it together that it would be a valuable geographical project enabling her to learn the various states in the process.

To their amazement she was able to assemble the map in a relatively short amount of time. They asked her how she did it, and she explained that on the opposite side of the map was a picture of George Washington.

They looked at her puzzled.  In her little voice, she explained:

When you get the man put together right, the United States comes out right.”

There is deep truth in this child’s comment. The best way to put things together in any society, nation and our world is for us to have our separate and individual lives put together properly.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

The only way we can live a good life is to built it on the wisdom found in scripture and to model our life after that of Jesus. 

Sometimes the deepest truths are found in the simplicity of children. May we continually keep our eyes steadfast on Him and walk daily with the King.


Christy Demetriades, Ph.D.

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