Pray for America
-- These daily ByLines reach people around the world
through radio, television, and the Internet. Several weeks
ago, our TV crew and I spent two days taping ByLine
programs in Washington, D.C. The National Parks
Department gave us permission to tape at Mount Vernon--
one of my favorite spots on this planet, Ford's Theater,
the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the White House,
and other key venues in our nation's capitol. Every
American should spend time in this great city.
Despite having been in Washington, D.C., many times, I
spent considerable effort in researching each site before
our taping. Each place filled me with great joy and pride
at being an American. My friend, it is no secret that we
have many flaws in our society, but I have been to 60
nations and it is my opinion that no place -- at least where
I have been -- even comes close to the United States.
This statement is in no way a put-down of these other
nations. They were a delight to me, but I thank God for
the United States. Thank God for our leaders. Do you
know that the Bible commands us to pray for those in
authority over us? Yes, I know that there are some folks
who have real problems with authority. That is their flaw,
Whether local, state or national, Christians need to pray
for our leaders. It is easy to criticize; many make their
living at it while others just do it for free. How would you
live if you walked in the shoes of those who must make
such crucial decisions day after day? God bless them,
every single one. Again, thank God for America!
Used with permission by author, Dan Betzer. Previously published on ByLine OnLine, copyright © 2005 Media Ministries of the Assemblies of God.
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