Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thankful Thursday #2- Thankful for my Country

Today, I'd like to express appreciation and thankfulness to the Lord for allowing me to be born in America. Yes, I know America is not perfect - she has many faults; however, she is still the greatest country in the world. If that were not so, why are there so many people who want to immigrate here?

Why have I been blessed to live in freedom? It is a sobering thought. It's only by the grace of God that I enjoy living in one of the most prosperous countries in the world. I could be living in another country where my main daily focus would be how to get safe drinking water to my family. I could be living in a location where I would be afraid for my life if it were known that I am a follower of Christ.

At this time in our history, we are considering electing another president. How awesome it is that we have the right to make our opinion known by casting our vote. Let's don't waste this opportunity. Please be in prayer and vote the way the Holy Spirit leads you.

Even though we have to listen to all these political ads that are so aggravating (after listening to them a couple weeks, you get to where you despise all politicians) yet I'm so thankful that we have the right to express our political passions. In countries led by a dictator, there are no political ads, just propaganda! At any rate, we are free to turn media off.

When I was a child, I used to have a fantasy about George Washington returning to America in today's world and what he would think about America. Would our founding fathers feel that the price they paid for our freedom was worth their sacrifice? Would they feel we have squandered it?

Please use the gift that has been preserved for you: the gift of voting your conscience.

To find out what others are thankful for, visit Iris at Sting My Heart.


Front Porch Legacy said...

Excellent and thought provoking questions! I, too, am thankful to be an American!

Pia said...

i have some what-if thoughts before being born in america. well, i'm just glad i was born. =D God bless you, jerri.

Sherry said...

Praise God for being able to vote!!

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful post.

Just yesterday I was thinking about this. I was talking to a friend who traveled to a country to where the locals were begging her to go fill up jugs of water for them at the resort she was staying in. It is hard to believe that other people actually live like we would never imagine living.