Little Ben

            Little Ben was born in 1833 on a farm outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. He served in the United States Senate from 1881-87. He was 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and that is where he got his nickname “Little Ben.”

He was nominated for president in 1889. As president, his foreign policy expanded United States influence abroad.

            He had this proclamation: “The importance for man and beast of the prescribed weekly rest, the sacred rights of Christian soldiers and sailors, a becoming deference to the best sentiment of a Christian people, and a due regard for the divine will demand that Sunday labor in the Army and Navy be reduced to the measure of strict necessity.

            “God has placed upon our head a diadem and has laid at our feet power and wealth beyond definition or calculation. But we must not forget that we take these gifts upon the condition that justice and mercy shall hold the reins of power…”

            Benjamin Harrison was our 23rd President, and despite his size, he knew that with God, no man can stand taller or lead with more integrity. He knew where his strength came from.

Do you?