Happy 237th birthday to our beloved country, The United States of America; may God continue to bless her, and may she have many, many more birthdays!
With that said, it should be of no surprise when I tell you we are breaking from our normal routine today to blend together our service into a celebration of God and our country. This in no way detracts from God for, “He [God] makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and disperses them” (Job 12:23). Our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and therefore, our founding fathers knew what Job knew. Today we will sing songs like, “My country tis of thee [God] sweet land of liberty of thee I sing,” because we are thankful God founded this country, and we touch base with that thankfulness not only with songs but also with praise to God for establishing America.
This is a great country! We love her, we are proud of her, and we thank God for her. Long may God be honored in our country!