Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.
A broadcaster said that the majority of Americans claim Lincoln as their favorite president. How ironic ! Lincoln made some of the most heroic yet controversial decisions that went against popular opinions in his day.
“I am Abraham Lincoln” is the title of a book by Brad Meltzer. The words “I am” have been transformed by popular culture into a challenge and declaration. Some think it all started with “I am Mike Brown” or during the civil rights era “I am a man” slogan.
Meltzer’s book “I am Abraham Lincoln” however is a book for children that speaks to the “hero” in all of us.
With adults clamoring for Legos, super hero movies and t-shirts, it is good to remember that there’s a hero latent in us. Heroism can’t be bought at a store or movie.
After all, God made us in His own image. When Moses asked God who shall I say sent me, God declared “I AM that I AM.” Now, we know where the “slogan” really began.