“God Bless America” is a song near and dear to most in this country. Hearts are filled with pride whenever and wherever this song is heard. But in light of the present day, I have to ask “Why should God Bless America?” It is true that America has been a “beacon of light” to the world for most of its existence – offering the promise of freedom and opportunity for all. But, somewhere along the line, we turned.
Our government is corrupt. Our culture celebrates wickedness. Many of our people are apathetic and ignorant. As it was in the days of the Judges of Israel, so it is with us today: America has turned from the Lord of Glory to bow at the altars of lesser gods.
The Bible tells us that “the wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” (Psalm 9:17)
If God is to truly bless America, America must turn back to God.
As you celebrate America’s Independence this month, pray that we will once again recognize our need for dependence on the Lord. Only then will “God Bless America” again.
Until next time…Brother Mark