Commonwealth Policy Center

A statue of Christopher Columbus was taken down in Providence, Rhode Island after it was vandalized. But now it’s found a new home. The neighboring town of Johnston welcomed it on Columbus Day last week. While many cities are rejecting our Western heritage, others like Johnston, Rhode Island, are embracing it. As we know, Columbus was an explorer and sought a new trade route to India. But instead he found North America. This drive to discover is part of what it means to be made in God’s image. We are created to learn about this world God put us in. Proverbs 25:2 says: “It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.” And discoveries like Columbus’ are still worth celebrating.