Friday, July 3, 2009

One Nation Above God ~ What?!

Obviously the title of this post is a play on words. Hopefully it will be thought provoking. The correct version should read, One Nation Under God. It seems to me this is part of our problem though. We as a people have put ourselves above God and others. The more advanced mankind becomes the more we seem to regress when it comes to God. It is kind of like when my mom used to tell me, “You’re getting a little too big for your britches!” What happens when we block out God? His grace doesn’t flow as freely. It’s not Him, it’s us. My dad uses the illustration of a dirty window. We have dirtied the window so all of the light doesn’t shine through!

This Independence Day let’s take a moment to remember we are actually dependent on God’s love, grace and mercy. When we gaze into the darkened sky anticipating an explosion of colorful fireworks, we need to think that beyond the darkness in our own lives the Son of God is waiting to shine upon us. Also we don’t want to forget to clean the windows of our souls, the view is more spectacular than the best fireworks and the fire of His love never fizzles out!

Have a happy and blessed 4th of July. Thank you to those who are serving our Country and freedom, thanks to those who have served, those wounded and those who sacrificed their lives.


Karinann said...

I don't mean to get on a political soapbox, but when the leader of a country makes himself above God as ours seems to have done, well the country is sure to follow.
May we return to being one nation UNDER God.

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

I know what you mean Karinann. The "anti-life" stance alone bothers me. I told a very conservative friend of mine, we need a strong third party. She agreed. The two we have aren't working, and maybe a third party could shake it all up!

On a happier note, I hope you have a blessed weekend!

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

I neglected to say we all need to pray for the leaders of our Country, regardless of party represented. We need to pray that hearts will change.

Colleen said...

Good thought provoking post. We do need to pray for conversion of hearts. God bless.

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

Thanks Colleen!