Sunday, September 11, 2016

God Bless America

God Bless America

The Flag stands among the ruins and rubble of lives lost, dreams destroyed, families broken, friends gone, a way of life under sever attack. All gone in the fire, smoke and ashes of the collapsed Twin Towers. Islamic Terrorists had done their worst, yet there standing in the midst of smoldering ashes and debris is the FLAG of the United States of America.

The FLAG stands for governmental liberty, for the dignity of humanity, for equal opportunity, for religious freedom, for freedom of speech, for the best hopes and dreams of a better life and more glorious future. She stands for what is right, noble and just for all who follower her and seek to embrace the values she represents.

And where do these values come from Father, but You. They come through your grace, mercy, truth, and love. You have established the foundation on which if any people will build their lives in faith and obedience will reap Your overflowing benefits. That is why Father your Word tells us:

1 Corinthians 3:11 (GW)
     After all, no one can lay any other foundation than the one that is already laid, and that foundation is Jesus Christ.

Therefore Father the following verses are true:

Psalm 33:12 (GW)
     Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD. Blessed are the people he has chosen as his own.

Psalm 144:15 (GW)
     Blessed are the people who have these blessings! Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD!

So Father when we give our pledge to the Flag of the United States of America it is with the acknowledgement that we are “One Nation Under God.” Without You Father, we are nothing. So on this weekend of 911 when we remember how much was lost in the assault on our nation, we also remember all we have as “One Nation Under God” and it is Your blessings that have sustained us throughout our history.

Thank You Father that we can still sing and pray “God Bless America!”

In the Name of Jesus our Lord and Savior, Amen!


Karen said...

Thank you for these thoughts. I remember how much the flag meant to my Dad who fought in Europe in WWII. When I was substitute teaching in high school, the principal recited the pledge over the intercom. I was the only person in the room who stood and said the pledge. All the students refused. It made me very sad.

Michael said...

Well put. I couldn't agree with you more and seems very apropos now, considering the NFL debacle. If we can't come together and honour the country and those who die and serve for it during the anthem, when can we? A country that has nothing to stand united on, will not remain. we can;t only be about protest for everything!

My son in law signed up for the Marines as soon as he could to defend this country and honour that flag. 3 limbs amputated later he'd do it all over again and still considers it his honour. Was everything perfect for him or all his friends who DIED? Is it now with poor healthcare? No, of course not but some things are bigger than our own struggles. We have to come together on something! Standing for the flag seems a good one to me.

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