Conscious of my own shortcomings and sins, ashamed of my failures and omissions of duty, and fully mindful of the unfaithfulness which has marked my life, I have never doubted the wisdom and the goodness, the might and the mercy, of a gracious, loving Heavenly Father, God. I join the late, great Kansas editor, William Allen White, when he said in a period of crisis, “I’m not afraid of tomorrow. I’ve seen yesterday, I loved today, and I face tomorrow unafraid.”
There are many clouds on the horizon of America. I’ve had and shall have many dark nights. But there’s never yet been a night dark enough to put out the stars, and there shall not be. This is still my Father’s world, and my faith abides.