Lee Greenwood composed a great patriotic song entitled God Bless the U.S. A. Its stirring lyrics and music remain an important American tradition on holidays.
Christians can’t be proud to be Americans today. Not with God ignored and Christ minimalized or vilified from the lowest to the highest levels of academia. Not with marriage rejected as a “piece of paper” and living together an accepted substitute. Not with the excess of egotism in every media outlet exalting humanity as deities.
We can be proud to be Christians in America today. Bearing witness to Jesus as God’s One and Only Son and humanity’s one and only hope John 3:16. Living the sanctified example God demands in his believers Ephesians 2:10. Holding marriage as God’s only basis of long-term relationships between a man and a woman, and challenging husbands to be Christ-like leaders who love their wives and children as Christ loves the church Ephesians 5:22-28. Exalting motherhood as the highest calling of all women, Genesis 4:1-2. And so on.
Being a Christian witness doesn’t demand a positive condition in society to exist, express itself and make a positive impact for Jesus. Break-up conditions often give us optimal opportunities to prove the difference Jesus makes in lives committed to him. He lacks only people who will take their relationship with him as seriously as he took his intention to be our Savior by Grace. Who will rise to his challenge?