Choir Note-Sunday, June 30, 2013
Today’s our last practice before the big shebang (Is that even a word?!). I hope you’re ready.
While we are certainly honoring our military personnel both active and non-active, we are also reflecting on the God of our country. I am ashamed to think that we are hardly considered a Christian nation any more. You walk onto any public school campus—the future of our nation—and you’ll hear profanity and vulgar talk. If it’s not profane, it’s prideful or humanistic—all focused on self.
What happened to our Christian roots? When I hear Bro. Paul read the quotes of our forefathers, I think back to a time that almost seems surreal… perhaps unreal. It almost seems like an alien land or some sort of utopia to think that the nation as a whole was a moral, religious place.
If you’ve never read America in Crimson Red, you should. It details the history of several Baptist men who were instrumental in helping America become founded as a Christian nation and thus the great country she has always been. These men were not politicians but preachers—church planters—men who desired above all else to please God with their lives and helped found this nation on the religious liberties that we still enjoy today.
It’s that spirit that we are celebrating next week—the spirit of freedom and the spirit of gratitude to God for allowing us such privilege in such a great country.
DRESS – Please wear red, white and blue next week for our cantata.