Americans have been blessed above all the nations on earth. We are a privileged people, and totally undeserving. We today have done nothing to create the “American way of life”. The blessings we enjoy are the result of what our forefathers did. We drink from the well they dug. We are reaping the fruit of their labor. We prosper because they suffered.
Now, however, we are in a struggle. What has been called “The American way of life” is being threatened. There is much at stake. For the past several years we have been divided, but more and more we Christian conservatives are becoming the minority. Most people today do not agree with our values, etc. At the current rate, soon we won’t be able to vote out the bad and install the good. We will have less and less power to direct our nation. As this division increases things could get ugly. There are strong feelings on both sides and many are willing to shed blood to get what they want. We have good reason to be greatly concerned about what lies ahead, especially as it relates to the welfare of our children and theirs.
Will they have the courage to stand, the wisdom to lead, the strength to endure, and the willingness to sacrifice? Will they be able to stem the tide and turn things around, or will they be crushed beneath the feet of the enemies? The answer to those questions depends largely on what we do. Our actions will have great ramifications for years to come. Just as we still reap the benefits of what our founders did, coming generations will either enjoy the blessings we provide, or endure the curse we cause by our failures.
We enjoy our blessings because someone else cared enough to do what was necessary to provide our freedom, our needs, and our security. Can we be so ungrateful as to refuse to do the same for the generations to come? Surely not. Let each of us then contribute however we can to the betterment of our beloved nation. We can’t afford to do otherwise.
We can’t all be president, but we can all vote. We can’t all govern a state, but we can get involved on a local level. We can’t all be the mayor of a city, but we can do our best to govern our own household. Each of us, through common acts of courtesy, charitable contributions, and conformity to God’s commandments, can make a big difference in our little part of the world–and that is no small matter. If ten righteous souls could have spared Sodom, perhaps we can be a part of the number that it takes to save America. If I didn’t believe that was possible there is a good chance that I would get discouraged and quit trying, but I believe that with all my heart. Whether you believe it or not will be revealed by the course you take. Those who care do, and those who don’t won’t. So, where do you stand?