Do You Feel Blessed Today….
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. (Psalms 33:12 KJV)
Do you feel blessed today? You should…Today, is September 11, 2012. If you live in the United States of America you know the exact spot you were standing eleven years ago when the first plane flew into the Twin Towers in New York City…Just Like the day we all learned of President Kennedy’s assasination…we know where we were and what we were doing at the very moment…And, the memories of such times remain with us for a life time.
But, despite the more difficult, challenging, and tragic times of our lives and in the life of our nation…We are a blessed people; and a blessed nation…
Why? Because the foundation of our nation was built upon God and the freedom to Worship God as He leads us in our daily lives…”Freedom of Speech.” “Freedom of Religion.” But, what united our “foundational” walk-of-faith? Answer: God’s Holy Word, the blessed Bible…And, at the time of our founding fathers’ lives that would most likely be the blessed King James Version. Even though I read and study other versions, there is only ONE King James Version and when I need deep spiritual strength and guidance, I go to none other to read and meditate upon God’s Words to mankind.
Even in our personal sicknesses, failures, trials, burdens, and tragedies, we are a blessed and most fortunate people…As a country, we have many wonderful natural resources…We have opportunities to be a resourceful nation…A properous nation…And, even though these treasures are currently being challenged, God is and always will be on the Throne and in control…Government does not have the final authority in any of our lives…God does…And, God can make a way when the government can not…And, God can use the government to bless our lives when it is in HIs will to do so…
On September 11, 2001, first responders in New York City risked, and many loss, their lives for people who were either living in or visiting our nation that day. They did not rush in and ask, “Are you a citizen?” No, they rushed into burning buildings to help any and all that they could…to the point of losing their own lives. God, have mercy…And, today please give a special blessing to those families left behind. God is the ultimate first, second, and tertiary responder in our Spiritual lives; if only we let Him…He is always willing to save and rescue our lives from sin and the flames of Hell…God, through Jesus Christ, my ultimate first responder…
Even with such tragic occasions as 9/11 in the history of our nation, we are still blessed and remain the greatest nation on Earth (paralleled only to Israel…God’s chosen people).
Today….Let us stop for a moment to pray for all those involved on that day and to count our blessings; one by one…Oh, how our hearts will be uplifted as we reflect upon the greatest nation on Earth and the Greatest God…The Greatest First Responder of All Time and Eternity…Our God, the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord….Amen.”
Remember, God Loves You….(In honor of 9/11/2001).
Lin T Rollins, Author
copyright by Lin T Rollins 2012