America loves God
But does God love America?
‘In God We Trust’ is the official motto of the United States.
By a 1956 order of Congress, the words are inscribed on the walls of courtrooms and federal buildings, on dollar bills and coins. They are part of the national anthem, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ — Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, / And this be our motto: ‘In God is our trust.’
Politicians always end their speeches with variations of “And God bless America.”
God is everywhere in America. Not many other countries extol and rely on the Christian God as much as America.
En Dios Confiamos
The Republic of Nicaragua lives by such a motto — En Dios Confiamos. There are others but they are few.
Certain organizations and advocates of separation of church and state object to the motto and file law suits from time to time to abolish it, but they fall by the wayside.
The opposition is a tiny voice in the wilderness. ‘In God We Trust’ as a motto and a code to live by is supported by a huge majority of citizens. America, after all, has more Christians than any other country in the world.
So, no doubt about it, America loves God. But — does God love America?
America has been a rowdy nation from the beginning. But it has also been a brave and resilient one. The citizenry has faced and overcome many apocalyptic events in 244 years. The list reads like a litany from hell.
And 2020 is no exception — the unholy trinity of Covid, the deadly riots, and an election November 3rd that looms like a bad version of ‘Return of the Swamp Thing.’
For the millions of Americans who put their trust in God, there’s no better time to start praying. And praying hard.