The Panama Canal and God’s Love

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The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children(Psalm 103:17). 

One hundred years ago, the journey from the east coast to the west coast of the United States took 2 months and 8,000 miles through two oceans and around two continents (12,875 km). In 1904, the United States bought a stretch of land through the central American country of Panama straddling the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. President Theodore Roosevelt envisioned a channel uniting the two oceans.

The huge project cost about 9 trillion dollars in today’s numbers, and took over 10 years to complete. The US Army Corps of Engineers hired more than 75,000 men and women to work on the project, during which nearly 6,000 of the workers died mostly of malaria, which the United States eradicated. 

The 49 mile canal now allows more than 15,000…

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