A bit of a different type of Thankful Thursday for me but I really had to “say” something and, I suppose, incorporating my thoughts…and opinions…in a thankful post is the nicest way to do it:) I am thankful to be an American and for America. I am thankful for its heritage and rich history of a country founded on Christian principles. I am so thankful for the freedoms that being an American allows me.
I must admit photos like this one……….
not only anger me, but they also sadden me. But I also want them to remind me of several things. One: there is a real need to pray for our country and its leaders. We simply cannot assume that our country will always be the great country that it has been or that our freedoms cannot be stripped away from us. We also need to pray for those defending our country and its freedoms every day. For a real “commentary” on this photo…check out this cartoon at this blog. Two: it is not only a priviledge but a tremendous responsiblity to vote – and to vote in all elections…not just “the big ones.” And we need to vote informed. Know the issues and know the candidates and don’t simply be carried by public opinion, tv ads or the biggest signs on the side of the highway. Three: God gives specific promises to those who will humble themselves and pray for their country. Amen.