Heal Our Land
I pray each of you are doing well. I hope everyone is safe as we celebrate the 4th of July tomorrow.
I have some great memories from my childhood of 4th of July celebrations! I was 12 years old when our country celebrated its 200th birthday in 1976. It seemed like every little community in the USA had such a huge celebration that year. I was so proud to be an American! I’m still proud to be an American, but as I celebrate this great country tomorrow, I also pray for it. We are in a war every day and the fight to keep God at the forefront in our land is as real as it’s ever been.
I read this Abraham Lincoln quote over the weekend: “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” That quote seemed so spot on for how our country is right now. I don’t have an answer for all the political problems, or all the social problems, or all the hatred problems of this country. But I believe this, “God is in control.” And I believe one of my patriotic duties to this country is to continue to do everything I can to put “God First.” I will fight every day to keep God in our schools, and I will go out every day and share Him with someone. I choose to battle the hatred in this country with the love that God has shown me in my life. And the number one weapon I will use is prayer! We must all continue to pray for this country.
2 Chronicles 7:14 says this: “and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.” Yes God, hear our prayers, forgive our sins, and heal our land!!!
Happy Independence Day! Melissa and I love each of you and pray for you always.
Posted on Mon, July 3, 2017
by Gary Larson