Sunday, June 25, 2017

    The motto of our nation is "one nation under God." Have you ever thought of what this means? It means that we have this land, our flag, and our government as a gift from the great God of the universe. It means that it did not become "the land of the free and the home of the brave" by blind fate or a happy set of coincidences, but that a wise and benevolent God was hovering over us long before the hour of our conception.

    When Columbus discovered this land, tradition has it that he took a cross in his hands and planted it in the new soil, fell on his knees, kissed the earth, and declared that he took possession of this continent for God. Our forefathers founded this nation upon the Christian faith and it will live and prosper so long as the Lord is our God. The Pilgrim Fathers left a land where they were persecuted to find a land wherein every man would have the right to worship God in his own way. When the constitutional convention met in Philadelphia to organize the nation and write our Constitution, Benjamin Franklin called on the members of the convention to pray for divine wisdom. His statement was, "The longer I live, the more convinced I am of this, that God governs in the affairs of men. Without His aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builder of Babel. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it possible that an empire can rise without His aid?"

    We must return to the faith of our fathers, return to our knees, and return to our God in repentance and commitment. The choice is clear--Christ or chaos? Pray for America today.