Happy 238th 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 worship service today to do a blended service of both a celebration of God and of our country.
This blended service in no way detracts from our worship of 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,” and “God Bless America.” We sing these songs because we are thankful to God for establishing this country, and we show that thankfulness with both songs and praises to God.
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!