America! America!      11-8-2018

Yesterday I read excerpts from THE BOOK OF VIRTUES, edited by William J. Bennett. In reading the poem/song "America the Beautiful", written by Katherine Lee Bates in 1893, I was struck by these words:

"America! America!

God mend thine every flaw,

Confirm thy soul in self-control,

Thy liberty in law!"

I thought of how politically divided our nation has become in the last few years. Tuesday our nation voted to retain some leaders, and to replace others. Not everyone is happy with the outcome! But together as a nation, we can call upon the God of our understanding to mend her flaws and return her soul to self-control by observing her liberty in our nation's rule of law.

The Founding Fathers, who established our US Constitution and Bill of Rights, called upon God to help build and preserve us as a nation. We have maintained this purpose for most of her existence. If we are to remain "one nation under God", we must learn or re-learn how to get along with those in our communities, our towns and our states. Do not let an enemy tear us apart and destroy our "perfect union." One person (or political party) does not have all the answers for the best of our nation. We must learn to compromise and move forward for good into our destiny as a "nation under God!" May God have mercy on our nation's soul.


 Love In His Grace, Anne S. Grace  Gift of Grace Ministries 

"For by grace you have been is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8).