While I may not agree that the United States is synonymous with the kingdom of God I am nonetheless thankful that I live in a country where I am free to make a difference, to worship God as I see faithful, and to share my faith openly. I am also thankful for the opportunity to live life without feeling the constant threat of war, death and poverty. I recognize that this freedom was not free so I say thank you to all of America’s troops for offering their lives for the rest of us American citizens. I also pray that God’s Spirit would move in a mighty way to bring an end to war, to violence, and to murder that occurs between the nations. Come Lord Jesus, come!
(Special thank you to all my relatives who have served the USA.)