This is the first 4th of July I feel like mourning for my country.
We now live under a government that feels it has the right to insert itself between our doctors and ourselves, tell us what kind of light bulbs we can use, where we can smoke, how much soda we can drink, won't enforce the laws on the books, won't uphold the constitution and is spending us into oblivion.
We let it get this way. We got too comfortable. If the Founding Fathers could see what our nation has become; how we have traded our freedoms for comfort and convenience I think they would drop to their knees and weep in frustration. They risked everything for freedom and we have basically traded it away for a bowl of "porridge".
When I think of the entire reason behind celebrating the 4th of July it almost seems ridicules now. Great Britain has been our closest friend for over a hundred years; not an enemy we needed to be freed from. If ever we were taxed without representation then it pales in comparison to what is going on now. Our congress turns a deaf ear to us and does whatever it wants.
America is standing on the precipice of it's own demise and it makes me incredibly sad to watch it. I feel like we are at the beginning of the end. The only hope we have left is for us to repent and to turn back to God; beginning with the church first. We have ceased being salt and light and allowed the darkness to spread.
God, please help us. Please grant us revival.