America, exceptional like unto no other

ATT00064There is no country on the face of the earth like these United States of America. Indeed it is a most exceptional country, else why do the people of all nations flow unto it, like metal shavings to a magnet? One cannot begin to plumb the depths of the reasons for her exceptionalism, but we may begin by reviewing the history of the Puritans sailing from England to America in 1630. They were seeking freedom from oppression, and theirs was the faith of a people who covenanted with God, believing that only through Him would come their deliverance, even as He had delivered ancient Israel. And where, but from this most exceptional country, would come forth in words and in practice the inspired declaration, that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth?” (1) We ought never, not ever, apologize for America’s role in the world, and we above all peoples on the face of the earth ought rejoice in our Judeo Christian foundations, for the God of this land is Jesus Christ, and there is no other! It behooves each of us then as individuals to repent of our sins, and look to Him for our deliverance.
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.” (2)

(1) Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
(2) Psalms 121