As we celebrate the 240th birthday of our nation, my mind has been taken to our national motto: “In God We Trust.” This has been our national motto since July 30, 1956, when the Congress adopted it as such.  The phrase has been on our national coins since 1864 and on all national bills since 1957.  Even though some Americans object to its appearance on our currency and coins, I am thankful for any recognition of God in the affairs of our nation.

Our nation, the land of the free and the home of the brave, was founded on the Lord God and the principles of His inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word.  To deny the activity of God’s Providence in the establishment and the sustenance of the United States of America is nothing less than an act of history revision.

The Mayflower Compact was made “In the name of God.  Amen” On November 11, 1620, the colonists of the New England Federation in 1630 stated their purpose with these words, “We all have come into these parts of America with one and the same end; namely, to advance the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

I agree with President Ronald Reagan when he said, “Without God, there is no virtue, because there’s no prompting of the conscience.  Without God, we’re mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive.  Without God, there is a coarsening of the society.  And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.  If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

May we ever be a nation that places our trust in the God of the Bible, the only true and living God.  May we pray that our nation will return to the God of our forefathers.  May we seek His face and turn from our wicked ways.

See you Sunday!