The day we celebrate our Nation's Independence...Our family did traditional American style. It's what we want to teach our children; to be American. We celebrated with lots of fun, lots of family & food, & plenty of sunshine. And into the night with fireworks to boot! Today has been a great day!
Still, I'm exquisitely aware of the freedom we enjoy - to play, to laugh & to pursue our own happy times. Yet there's a part of my heart that reserves sorrow for the direction our nation is taking. There's a wariness of the future & (dare I say it?) a fear of my own countrymen who are at the helm of my great nation, knowing not what they're steering, having not the slightest notion of what they're systematically destroying... And yet the destruction has been a long time coming - since before my birth, anyway.
Then, God help us. If I know the truth about my nation, & I came up through the ranks of public school propaganda & this deteriorating culture of ours...If I know, then surely there are others who know, who're willing to speak, who're willing to act. God. Please help my nation.
And now the fireworks are done. There's a lonely crack or two in the distance, breaking into the tunes of frog & cricket choruses outside my window. There are those who are still celebrating. But for me, it's time to lay my head down. I'm thankful that I lay it down in peace, in comfort, in safety, for I live in America.
And so I pray: Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray Thee, Lord, my nation to keep. If She should die before I wake; I pray Thee, Lord, Her soul to take. Preserve Her, Lord, for futures to come. Lead Her back toward freedom's throne. For those who come after me, Oh Lord, please draw them to Wisdom's knee. Let them learn what we've forgot; that our country's banner is not for naught.
God bless my family. God bless my people. God bless my country, my precious America.