Tuesday, September 11, 2007

America, the land of the free and the home of the brave!

I remember exactly where I was when I heard about the Twin Towers. I was in my car headed to a nice day at the beach, where my mama had a condominium and my aunt and two sisters were there already. I was almost there when my cell phone rang and a friend said, turn on your t.v. to which I replied I'm in the car. She told me that a plane had flown into one building.....I said what an awful accident! As i was on the phone with her, she exclaimed oh, my, another one! I hung up, too confused to talk.

When I arrived at the condo, my sisters were in front of the t.v. One sister was saying this is the start of WWIII. I was sick as I watched. I was a child during the Cuban Crisis and it felt like that only worse.....we were attacked in our safe, secure country.

That event started a huge wave of patriotism....where has that gone? Now we are all pulling against each other. We have forgotten that we are or were once the greatest nation in the world, even though we are such a young nation.

Those of us who know that this country was founded on Christian principles and believe that separation of church and state simply means the state can't interfere with the church, not that the church can't be everywhere, believe that without God, our nation is in deep trouble.
Let's pray that we will get back to the basics....love of God, love of fellow man and the spirit of helping one another. God bless American, land that I love!!


Jane-Jane said...

thanks for visiting my blog.
as for your post...thank you for sharing where you were. I miss the unity that we had for those several days and weeks afterwards.

...the church and state...our church is doing something that is really unheard of these days. We are TOTALLY replacing an elementary school's playground. They don't have the money to replace it, so we are. I pray that this will be the beginning of accepting the church instead of pushing us out the door. I'm curious to see the reaction from the parents that are un-churched. Will they protest and not allow their children to play on the equipment? And will they say no to the shoes and coats we are suppling for their children?

I pray for the day that we get back to the roots of our countries founding principals.

Have a GREAT week!

Tonja said...

Great post ! And your words are so true and thought provoking!

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