In the last paragraph of this proclamation, you will find the phrase, “To preserve our heritage of freedom.” Today’s men and women are fighting and dying for the freedoms our forefathers fought and died for.
This song was sung during each game of the 2013 World Series:
"God bless America, land that I love. Stand beside her and guide her, Thru the night with a light from above. From the mountains to the prairie, To the oceans, white with foam. God bless America, my home sweet home."
Dare we ask God to bless America since, as a nation, we choose to live in ways God won’t bless? Apparently, we want God to bless America, and to “preserve our heritage of freedoms.”
Clearly it is not possible nor plausible that everyone in this or any other country would voice a collective prayer of faith in God, but when a great number of individuals turn to God, then there can be such a spiritual awakening that He will desire to bless us. It is essential that we realize that the answer to life’s deepest needs is not found in better education, good government, profitable commerce, nor any other dimension of this world. It is only in Christ Jesus that there is hope for any person or nation.
Reflection: Do I live in a way that allows God to bless my lifestyle?
“Blessed is the person who does not follow the advice of wicked people, take the path of sinners, or join the company of mockers.” ~ Psalm 1:1 (GWT)