As the Fourth of July approaches, I find my mind and heart pondering America. I am an American. I love this country. I’m an old fashioned, flag waving patriot. Psalms 33:12 says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…”
There is much greatness found in America. God has given us wonderful natural resources. In the fields, every crop is grown; from our mines every mineral is dug. No place in the world can match the beauty that we have right here in our homeland. Our form of government is the best. The freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the separation of church and state are all God-given. America is great only because of the blessings of God. The Spaniards looked for gold, the French looked for grain, and the Colonists looked for God. The Mayflower Compact begins with the words, “In the name of God, Amen.”
However, there is much guilt in our country. I suppose the greatest crime, today, is the tolerance of the unbiblical. We have become so concerned with being politically correct that we are failing at being biblically correct. Society leads us to believe that right is wrong and wrong is right. We embrace heros today that in years past would have been denounced. Our media has encouraged a mistrust of our leadership. And, in the meantime our youth look for direction. These are serious times. Let’s stand up and be counted and not be indifferent to the attitudes that could cause further decay of this great nation we call home. A country of freedom is ours, and it will cease to be when good people do nothing.