What's Wrong Today?
Our first U.S. president’s first official action was to lead the entire Congress, along with his entire Cabinet, down Wall Street (New York was the capital of the U.S. at that time) to St. Paul’s Church, which still exists on what is now ground zero.
There, George Washington invoked God in prayer on behalf of a new nation, asking God to watch over it and protect it. It was because of this action that we can say we are, or at least were, “one nation under God.”
Is that the America of today? Sadly, no. What’s wrong with America? We no longer put first things first. What did Jesus tell us to seek first? Was it government, health care, lower taxes, food stamps or jobs? No. Jesus told us to “seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and these things would be added unto you.”
What’s wrong with America? We have become our own gods, trying to do it all ourselves and only pay lip service to the one who gives us the power to get wealth. We seem to have forgotten it is all his, anyway, and we are just stewards of his blessings.
When we put his kingdom first, the blessing and protection of almighty God will cover this land again. If we put our trust in the almighty dollar for prosperity or the almighty government for righteousness, our children will not ask what is wrong with America, but why did America fail?
What’s wrong with America? We can no longer truthfully say, “In God We Trust.”
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