Mike Curtiss (16 Jan 2012)
"Amazing Treasures that Testify to Our Nations Rich Christian Heritage"

Dear Doves,

       Please take the time to appreciate the little things that come to your attention each day. Share them with me. We are here to be a supportive community of God's children. I for one need real friendships based upon special interests like history, archeology and religion. It pays to see the hand of God at work in the lives of the saints who have come before us. I will share stories like this fascinating one with the Doves community. I'm certain we can find tie ins with eschatology and Bible prophecy.
       One sober fact associated with the date the article says a check was signed by Lincoln, which every Dove and every Christian should know, it was Ash Wednesday 1865. The day set apart in Holy Week for confession, repentance and forgiveness of sin. Disturbing dreams had steadily come to Abraham Lincoln, one featured the President wandering the White House in a nightshirt, observing black funerary draperies and an all black funeral bier complete with a full casket and people mourning. He knew, or was reasonably certain he was going to be killed, but Lincoln resolved to go to Ford's Theatre to break the gloom anyway.  What better signal could Lincoln send to the DC elite? How could Lincoln insure that the atmosphere of peace begun at Appomatix Courthouse would also come to the leaders of the Republic? The business of war, destruction and retribution, must cease to be business as usual. The order of the day Lincoln was desperate to display was national renewal and a Springtime of Peace. To spread this word, Lincoln could not be swallowed up by armies of bodyguards. In fact, all during the war Lincoln fantastically began each day meeting with people of any stratus, or stature that merely walked into the 'people's house' seeking appointments, favors, or some ridiculously tiny, or notoriously grand title, appointment, or honor. Lincoln refused to let the enemy win, by shutting him off from the public, or ruining the concept of peace in a representative Republic.
       It should come as no surprise that the Lord Jesus Christ had complete control of his child President Lincoln. At the time of his death, Abe Lincoln was recognized as this countries 'pascal lamb' who's blood was required to insure that peace would come into the land. Before any great testament, blood sacrifice is required. The great axe of a deeply divided land was finally buried when Father Abraham was martyred. It was Good Friday 1865 when Lincoln died, that fact was not lost upon the people of this sacred land. Who would have guessed that peace would come due to the death of a sitting war winning president? I've searched the annals of history for even a hint of a similar story. The only similar miracle comes from the pages of the Holy Bible and the atoning death of Jesus Christ.
       Posthumously, Abraham Lincoln was able, because of his enormous stature placate the Cabinet, Congress and the Military from the grave. 'Do not unnecessarily punish rebel soldiers, statesmen and families; they are part of our family. We can no longer bare to do without them seated around our great table'. The Army of the Potomac was generalled by US Grant, who spent enough time with Lincoln to understand reconstruction and reconciliation. General Grant had been in a position to observe true carnage. He modeled the behavior his President expected by welcoming back General Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia with arms open wide. They were 'our lost bothers' welcomed home by the Father; 'the Bibles Prodical Son'. Did you know that the beaten Confederate soldiers were allowed to keep their horses and firearms to asset in their travel home. Grant ordered his command to avert their eyes from the surrendering host as they cast down their swords. Grant refused to even accept the sword of General Robert E. Lee. Food was brought up by train to feed starving men. The wounded were cared for and all the rebels were granted immediate parole. When official Washington DC heard this news, they were livid. Surely, there should be monetary reimbursement, trials for treason and hangings for them all. A foolish Confederate President and the some members of his Cabinet even fled Richmond carrying all the gold from Southern Treasury. It took two weeks before Jeff Davis realized  they had nowhere to go.

                                                        Our Lord Jesus Makes All Things Possible,

                                                                                                                 Mike Curtiss

Huntington Bank discovers original checks signed by Lincoln, Washington, Edison, Twain and others