Pondering Old Glory
I admit it. I’m a news junkie. The reason? I love America. I feel blessed to live in this nation. I’ve been privileged to travel abroad and like so many Americans, I’ve returned home to embrace the beauty of this land. My heart flows with gratitude to live in a free country. I appreciate our rich history of men and women who feared God and passionately shaped our nation with courage and faith.
Getting back to cable news, I’m frustrated when some of our leaders approve policies that lack integrity and promote a New Age agenda that scoffs at Christianity which our nation was founded on. It’s against the law to destroy the eggs of a bald eagle but it’s ok to destroy the fetus in a woman? Personally, my blood boils when I watch crooked politicians opening up the door to oppression rather than supporting our foundational principles. Our borders are far from secure, suspicious emails go missing and the same standards of taxation expected of citizens do not apply to our leaders.
The answer is not in bashing anyone. In fact I’m encouraged today. This morning I studied the first chapter of Ephesians. I’m remembering that Jesus is above every power and every principality and dominion. His Name is higher than every name that’s named!
So who is really in control? God, bless America once again.
21 Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. 22 God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. 23 And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself. Ephesians 1:21-23
This post links to The Friday Five at the Watered Soul.