All Americans appreciate Lee Greenwood for writing and performing for what many believe is the most Patriotic song written in our life time. I really enjoyed the version in the link below of Lee’s song by The Texas Tenors because they have strong voices, harmonize and there was some excellent video as well.
These days, Marty and I never hear “God Bless the USA” that I don’t think about how great America has been and how God has blessed us.
It was the same way in a similar relationship between God and Israel thousands of years ago when Israel began to “follow after other gods.” To get their attention God withdrew His hand of special blessing that made them great in the land at that time. He didn’t stop loving them but as a Father disciplines a child he withdrew His special hand of blessing to get their attention.
We read in I Timothy that we are to “pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” When Marty and I have our devotions I have that passage marked and I almost choke on my words because I can’t think of hardly any political leaders I want to see returned to office. So we pray for better leaders, men and women who love God and serve Him and us so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives.
To me it seems our best hope is to follow the advice given us in 2 Chronicles 7:14:
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
May God continue to bless the USA!