For the past almost seven years, we’ve experienced a slew of scandals, lying, missing e-mails, cover-ups, and comments like, “What difference does it make?” We have an administration that makes deals with our enemies and turns their backs on our allies. They allow illegal aliens into the country, and refuse to call terrorists what they are (terrorists).
Any one of these behaviors is abhorrent to the vast majority of American people so this begs the question: Why aren’t more people outraged? Or more importantly, what can we do when we have an administration running roughshod all over our Constitution?
Thankfully we do have a few elected officials who understand they are there for (and because of) the people who voted them in office. We can have a bit of faith that they will work to save our country, but what can the rest of us do to help?
As a Christian, I believe in the power of prayer—but prayer with action. We need prayer for our nation, and prayer that those in leadership positions will have the wisdom to make the right choices (to correct all the wrong ones). I also pray that our leaders find courage of their convictions, to make the right choices even if it is not popular to do so.
Beyond prayer, it is also imperative that all citizens get involved in some type of local politics. We need to stay informed, and inform others of the government’s infringements and overreach of the constitution.
Finally—and this may be the most difficult part–we need to pray for the leader of America–the greatest nation on earth–to repent and to recant all the erroneous (and dangerous) decisions he’s made.
The following is the last verse of our national anthem. I hope you’ll read and absorb the words from this beautiful song:
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!