There was a soldier in the Union army, a young man who had lost his older brother and his father in the Civil War. He went to Washington, D.C., to see President Lincoln to ask for an exemption from military service so he could go back and help his sister and mother with the spring planting on the farm.
When he arrived in Washington, after having received a furlough from the military to go and plead his case, he went to the White House, approached the doors, and asked to see the president. However, he was told, “You can’t see the president! Don’t you know there’s a war on? The president’s a very busy man. Now go away, son! Get back out there and fight the Rebels like you’re supposed to.”
So he left, very disheartened, and was sitting on a little park bench not far from the White House when a little boy came up to him. The lad said, “Soldier, you look unhappy. What’s wrong?” The soldier looked at this young boy and began to spill his heart out to this young lad about his situation, about his father and his brother having died in the war, and how he was the only male left in the family and was needed desperately back at the farm to help his mother for the spring planting.
The little boy took the soldier by the hand and led him around to the back of the White House. They went through the back door, past the guards, past all the generals and the high ranking government officials until they got to the president’s office itself.
The little boy didn’t even knock on the door but just opened it and walked in. There was President Lincoln with his secretary of state, looking over battle plans on the desk. President Lincoln looked up and said, “What can I do for you, Todd?”
And Todd said, “Daddy, this soldier needs to talk to you.” And right then and there the soldier had a chance to plead his case to President Lincoln, and he was exempted from military service due to the hardship he was under.
This is what the Risen Jesus does for me and for you. Jesus goes to God the Father on our behalf and says, “Abba, Father, here is someone who wants to talk to You!”
Why is little Todd Lincoln needed in the White House TODAY, more than ever?
How has God been using YOU since the Capital Riots and mayhem on January 6th to bring God’s Harmony to YOUR Family and God’s Unity to OUR Nation?
GIVE GOD YOUR PROBLEMS. ALLOW GOD THE TIME TO GIVE YOU GOD’S SOLUTIONS!