Happy 4th of July! I have to apologize for totally forgetting last week. I have to admit that I considered just ending this blog this week. I am juggling quite a bit and feeling like something has to give. However, I don't think God is done with this blog yet, and when 3 more people decided to "like" my page on Facebook, I took that as a sign to press on.
My post is short this week. I know that there is much controversy in our land and across the globe. I know that America s not perfect, nor has it ever been. We have made mistakes, some very large and tragic. However, there is still so much beauty to sing of.
This is a fallen world. We are all sinners, me especially. I am not going to try to point fingers, inflict blame, or act in self-righteousness. I am just as guilty as the next person and know I have not always held up my end of the bargain to make America great and serve my fellow man.
Yet, I have such love for my country, and I believe wholeheartedly in our founding principles. Our founding fathers were sinners as well, many of them brilliant, but sinners all the same. In their brokenness they sought to build a land founded on God's principles. In their failings, they strove to succeed. They envisioned the best and gave their lives to see it through.
Yes, America is not perfect, only Heaven is. America is beautiful, though. We have beautiful lands, vista, plains, and bodies of water. We have beautiful citizens who do love others, and live by the golden rule. We have a beautiful history, too. We must stop short changing ourselves with self deprecation. Our future can be beautiful, too, if we just focus more on what can bring us together and less on what could tear us apart.
God bless, America!
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