Thy love divine hath led us in the past,
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast,
Be Thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide and Stay,
Thy Word our law, Thy paths our chosen way.
From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense;
Thy true religion in our hearts increase,
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.
Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever Thine. Amen.
On this Memorial Day weekend let us remember all those who have sacrificed their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor.” Are we now so willing to give up the liberties and freedom for which these brave souls fought? Are we willing to turn our nation over to leaders who neither believe in God nor fear Him? I am reminded of the words of the Apostle Paul:
You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? (Galatians 3:1-3)
We began our nation under God. Now we have a sacred choice concerning whom we will believe in and serve. What is our prayer? What is our song? What is our belief? Is God still the architect of America or are we building a nation by our own strength and godless philosophy?
If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.(2 Chronicles 7:14)