Since April 30, 1973, when America was going through a dark time and President Nixon was finishing up a speech to the nation regarding the resignation of major players in his administration, he said what no other President before had at the conclusion of his speech; “May God bless America.”
May God bless America. I have to stop and just think about that phrase.
Gerald Ford nor did Jimmy Carter humbly stoop to use that phrase (surprisingly enough since Jimmy was a Baptist).
However, Ronald Regan made full use of the phrase and communicated his sentiments well through it.
Bush 41, Clinton and Bush 43 utilized that phrase in over 80% of their speeches.
I was again reminded of the phrase when President Obama repeated it after his speech to the joint session of Congress recently.
It caused me to think about other phrases about God we employ.
Not only do we use “May God Bless the United States of America,” but also “In God We Trust,” or “…One nation under God.” We really want God’s help in America, and we boldly proclaim it after presidential speeches, on our money and in our Pledge of Allegiance. However, somehow some still think we need a wall of separation between church and state.
The money system that America has depended on has failed us once again. The best economic strategists, otherwise known as the “priests of money,” have no clue on how to fix the problems we are experiencing. All we see from the financial gurus are palms facing upward and shoulders being lifted as the mouth quips, “I dunno?”
So, what do we do?
We go back to what has successfully sustained our nation; God.
Our nation was founded on His word, principles and ideals. 80% of Americans claim to be His children and what some were ostensibly relying on just isn’t working (no surprise here).
So, as Regan said in a speech while in Berlin to President Gorbachev of the Soviet Union, I say to Mr. Obama, “TEAR DOWN THIS WALL THAT SEPARATES CHURCH AND STATE!”
You want change? Then here’s your change; tear down this wall, and let’s call a week of prayer and fasting, and then let us see what will happen to our nation. Before any speech to the joint house of congress, do what is done every morning before the session starts by my friend Chaplain Barry Black of the United States Senate or a designee, and that is to have prayer.
Mr. Obama you claimed to be a Christian during your campaign. Show us your colors.
If not, at the end of your speech from now on, you might want to say something like, “May Warren Buffett bless America.” Or, you can use, “May Bill Gates bless America.” Give it a shot and let’s see if they will “show us the money!”
That’s what I think about it.
DTW – www.exaltationchurch.com