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God bless America

Posted: November 26, 2013 - 10:28pm

If you really took a look at America’s
history, you would see some pretty stark contradictions. Look how we
treated America’s first inhabitants, very badly, and how this country
abused slavery, kidnapped people to be here and work against their
wills, treated just like livestock. And yet, even with all these sins,
God chose to bless America, because, I believe He knew how we would be a
blessing to the world (who’d never seen a government “of the people, by
the people” before.

When you start a country dedicated to God and
the protected freedom to worship Him, you get His attention and
blessing. It’s like God could see this country’s heart, our painful
Civil War to right the wrong of slavery and be, though not all parts, a
good place for those black people, and anyone else that made it to our
shores, to better one’s self and have a future. I truly believe that
after Israel, America is the most blessed nation in the world.

Because
we have been blessed so much, we take things for granted. This
Thanksgiving, I pray we all get a true attitude of gratitude. Pray, O
Lord, You’ve given me so much, please give me one thing more, a grateful
heart.” Amen.

Pray for America. Pray we never get like Sodom and
Gomorrah — what do you mean get like — where God can’t even find 10
righteous among us.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving and lots to be thankful for. God bless.

Stephen L. Heinecke

Baxter