Summary: We must remember that our rich heritage and future is not just a result of red-blooded American courage, ingenuity, or superiority alone. America is a great nation because a Great God gave us National superiority. History is proof that any nation that fai
I got the basic outline and some material from Jerry Shirley’s Jan 6, 2004 “What God Has Done for America”
Some Things We Need to Remember
24 May 2009
Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue (The Angry American)
(Toby Keith) ©2002 Tokeco Tunes (BMI)
This was written a few days after the September 11th terrorist attacks. My father was a soldier in the Army in the ‘50s and always flew a flag to show his patriotism. I had just lost him in a car wreck six months before the attacks took place, so I wrote my feelings down. I never really intended for this to be a song. It was originally titled “Angry American.”
American Girls and American Guys We’ll always stand up and salute We’ll always recognize When we see Old Glory Flying There’s a lot of men dead So we can sleep in peace at night When we lay down our head, My daddy served in the army Where he lost his right eye But he flew a flag out in our yard
Until the day that he died He wanted my mother, my brother, my sister and me. To grow up and live happy In the land of the free.
Now this nation that I love Has fallen under attack A mighty sucker punch came flyin’ in From somewhere in the back Soon as we could see clearly Through our big black eye. Man, we lit up your world Like the 4th of July. Hey Uncle Sam Put your name at the top of his list And the Statue of Liberty Started shakin’ her fist And the eagle will fly Man, it’s gonna be hell When you hear Mother Freedom Start ringin’ her bell And it feels like the whole wide world is raining down on you
Brought to you Courtesy of the Red White and Blue.
Justice will be served And the battle will rage This big dog will fight When you rattle his cage, And you’ll be sorry that you messed with The U.S. of A. `Cause we`ll put a boot in you’re a@# It`s the American way Hey Uncle Sam Put your name at the top of his list And the Statue of Liberty Started shakin’ her fist And the eagle will fly Man, it’s gonna be hell When you hear Mother Freedom Start ringin’ her bell And it feels like the whole wide world is raining down on you Brought to you Courtesy of the Red White and Blue.
That song has a couple of strong concepts that bring a sense of pride and confidence to us as Americans. One, this nation is blessed to have men and women who possess a freedom fighting spirit. And, two, any nation or group who challenges our freedom better hold on because we have the resources to remove any evidence that they were ever in existence on this planet. Not every nation has this. I believe that a freedom fighting spirit, and the resources to support it are a gift from God to a nation who has historically supported and honored Him.
As we gather on this day before Memorial Day, we celebrate the many who died for our freedom. We are a rich and free nation because of the ultimate sacrifice of hundreds of thousands.
Today I want to encourage you to remember that our rich heritage and future is not just a result of red-blooded American raw courage, ingenuity, and superiority alone. National superiority is from the One and only God Almighty. History is proof that any nation that has failed to recognize this truth has failed and will fall.
We need remember the past so that we may live in the present and have life for the future. We must never forget what God has done in the past for America. We must have our eyes opened to see what God is doing for America in the present. Then we must realize what God will do to America in the future.
I. We Must Remember What God Has Done For America.
A. God Created America.
The first evidence we have of this is what we know from history in that one of the first acts of many colonies specifically Jamestown, Va. Was to build a church.
When the Puritans landed at Plymouth Rock, their first act was to kneel, praise and dedicate new colony to their God.
History records that William Penn who established Penn, NY, DEL, Conn, NC, SC, Georgia, wrote government policies for PA made sure “all treasurers, judges, and all elected officials professed faith in Christ.”
The list of historical actions in the beginning of the country that honor our God and Savior Jesus Christ is enormous. But sadly, America is having a hard time remembering what God has done for her.