In 1776 our country was founded by men who believed in God. Nearly two centuries later, “In God We Trust” was written on our currency, and The Pledge of Allegiance added the phrase “one nation under God.”
Though these statements represent a variety of faiths, belief in God is the common denominator.
As we all know, our nation is becoming more and more secular and many people are turning away from God. But there will always be a remnant who remain strong in their faith and in their commitment to God.
We will always have a voice, although it may be more difficult to be heard. Whether we put words on the printed page, blog posts, or Facebook, we can share our faith and commitment to God and our nation.
We can proudly fly the American flag. We can support veterans. We can volunteer at local schools, shelters, and food banks. There are many ways we can remain patriotic while letting our words and actions reflect our love for God and our country.
Most of all, we can be the hands and feet of Jesus to a hurting world. May our lives be a testimony that God is our Creator and we still trust in him.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance” (Psalm 33:12 NIV).
Crystal Bowman is an award winning, best-selling author of more than 100 books for children. She’s a speaker and mentor for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and teaches at several writers’ conferences throughout the U.S. She is a monthly contributor to Clubhouse Jr. Magazine and writes lyrics for children’s piano music.