Today in the United States of America we observe Flag Day. In 1877 The Stars and Stripes were adopted as the official flag of this country. It is believed flag day originated in 1885. (I have included a link below with a little history.)
The flag means a good deal to many Americans especially those who have served their country in the Armed Forces particularly in hostile environments. The flag stands for liberty and freedom. It is my opinion that Americans should not wait till the next "911" but should display the flag proudly at all times. Why wait till disaster and death occurs to display the national colors?
As great as the flag is we are not to put it above God and serving the Lord. We in America are truly blessed to live in a nation of democracy and freedom where everyone gets a fair shake to succeed. God indeed has blessed us as long as we follow His ways. Just how long these blessings will occur is up to we as a people. Just saying "God Bless America" does nothing if a person's heart is not behind that statement.
Psalm 33:12(NIV) says 'Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose or His inheritance.' Today hopefully you will stop a moment and ponder what the flag of these United States stands for and the many lives lost securing freedoms. Never take it for granted as freedoms can be taken away. Stop today and give thanks to God for your many blessings.
There are many nations who do not enjoy freedom. Never forget to always thank God for it and do your part to help freedom not be taken away. We indeed are grateful to be living under the red. white, and blue!
PRAYER:Today I pause and say thank you Lord for the Christian men who founded this great land. Thank you for liberty and justice for all. We are indeed blessed because of you Lord. Forgive us for not speaking up when evil men and women try to take away freedoms that people fought and died for. In Jesus' name.Amen.