“Breathes there a man with soul so dead he never to himself has said, “This is my own, my native land’?” (1)
Can a nation survive without patriots? Can a business survive without patrons?
How long can America survive divided and hated by so many citizens?
A healthy national identity creates purpose, belonging and brings unity.
To be an American once meant belonging to something bigger than myself but no longer.
God created nations. He doesn’t denigrate my fealty to America. But, for Him, it’s a matter of first priorities. If I love America above all else, my country has become my idol. God and family must come first. I love America because I love God and my family.
Teach me to be patriotic…loving America behind only my Messiah and my family.
Scripture: “You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol…” Exodus 20:3-4
(1) “The Lay of the Last Minstrel” Sir Walter Scott