The British commander in Boston, General Thomas Gage, received orders to strike a blow at the rebels. He sent troops to seize the rebels and destroy their supply facility at Concord. That night Paul Revere rode the twenty miles to Lexington to warn the radical leaders and everyone else along the way that the British were coming. The British troops did burn the few supplies the colonists had left, but paid a high price. Total casualties numbered 93 colonists and 273 British soldiers.
Confusion ensued. Massachusetts sent Connecticut officer Benedict Arnold to capture Fort Ticonderoga, and Vermont farmer Ethan Allen and the “Green Mountain Boys” joined him. Then Massachusetts dispatched delegates to the second Continental Congress, hoping to convince its fellow colonies to join the rebellion.
Matthew 16:3b (ESV)
You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.
So much tumult in days gone by and so much tumult today! Are we heading toward another revolution?
Search our nation, O God, and know our hearts. Try us and know our thoughts. See us and know our wicked ways, and lead us in the way everlasting. Amen.